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FutureCoast Brighton ** 26 Sep – 6 Dec 2015 ** ONCA, Brighton

What will the future of climate change feel and sound like? How will people live, and how will they be affected by a climatically changed world? How can stories from our possible futures help us to understand climate change in the present?

Thinking about the future can feel difficult in the present. As part of a global digital storytelling project about the effects of climate change, Onca Arts and Ecology and University of Brighton Media Researchers are launching FutureCoast Brighton and FutureCoast Youth – new projects that ask participants to imagine and create a range of possible futures through creative play.

Inspired by FutureCoast the innovative online cli-fi game created by US-based experience designer Ken Eklund –  players will be invited to record their own ‘voicemails from the future’ via the FutureBooth  – a specially modified, portable phone booth which people can use to share their ideas about imagined climatically-changed futures. The FutureBooth will reside at Onca – and can be visited at venues around Brighton and the region – including Quarterhouse, Folkestone – for the weeks leading up to COP21 in Paris, giving people plenty of opportunities to record and share their ideas about the future.

FutureCoast Youth is a collaboration with Dorothy Stringer School, which aims to empower young people, and will culminate in a Young People’s Climate Conference at Onca’s week-long Festival of Climate Ideas, November 30 – December 6 2015.


FutureCoast Brighton

September 2015 – September 2017



Events Programme

FutureCoast Public Launch
Saturday 26th September 2015 at Onca Gallery, 6-8pm.
If you’d like to attend this free event, RSVP to

Festival of Climate Ideas
Monday 30th November – Sunday 6th December
FutureCoast Youth Participants are invited to present ideas in role as members of a conference delegation, to coincide with the COP21 UN climate convention in Paris, communicating with their audience their ideas and feelings about climate change, and what they believe should be done to address this issue.


Source: FutureCoast Brighton | ONCA

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