ESDi at Fixing the Future Festival

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ESDi at Fixing the Future Festival

Can the future be sustainable and fair? Is our clothing ethical? Will creativity save us? How can we protect the oceans? These are just some of the questions that we will address on September 16 and 17, 2022 at the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) during the 3rd edition of Fixing the Future Festival, organised by Atlas of the Future and the coordinator and professor of our Bachelor in Smart Design Agustina Palazzo (@agustinable).

During two days, Fixing the Future will bring together more than 70 international experts on climate change, biodiversity, food and sustainable fashion, art and culture, urbanism and mobility. This is a must-see for those who want to change the world by listening to the pioneering voices that are helping us face the world’s greatest challenges with the most creative solutions and revolutionary ideas.

This year’s FutureFixers lineup includes producer, visual artist and activist Brian Eno (known for his many collaborations with artists as diverse as U2, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Coldplay and Paul Simon); sustainable fashion influencer and artivist Marina Testino; Turkish novelist and political commentator Ece Temelkuran; Executive Director of Oxfam International Gabriela Bucher; founder and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) Kennedy Odede, one of Africa’s best-known community organisers and social entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 under 30; co-founder & Executive Vice Chairman of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smit KBE; author, founder and Chief Pollinator of Volans John Elkington, considered the godfather of modern sustainability; titanic teen conservationist, writer and board Director of Reserva: The Youth Land Trust Bella Lack (remote guest); sustainable fashion leader and Global Creative Director of Fashion Revolution Orsola de Castro (remote guest); co-founder & Executive President of Holaluz, Carlota Pi, and many more. All sessions will be in English and Catalan.

The programme of this 3rd edition includes more than 100 real projects and more than 50 international experts, as well as more than 10 workshops, screenings and networking sessions. This year’s offer has been expanded making the visitor’s choice more flexible. During the two days of the Festival (September 16-17, 2022) visitors can: meet the experts working for a fairer and more sustainable world, engage in the discussions reimagining our cities, clothes, food, culture of tomorrow and get inspired through thought-provoking screenings.

Fixing the Future Festival is promoted and organised by Atlas of the Future, with the support of Holaluz, Aigües de Barcelona, Agència de Residus de Catalunya and in collaboration with Oxfam Intermón, SPARK, CCCB and Pla Metropolità de Barcelona. ESDi has also collaborated in the event with the design and production of self-supporting screens made of recycled cardboard.