11.02.2019 - General Jeff, Ana López Ortego, Alex McDowell, Paul Moore, Lejla Sadiku, moderated by Juan DiazB
Questioning political climates, migratory dynamics, environmental conditions and lifestyle, filmmakers are challenged to create worlds that cope with these realities while remaining visionary enough to promote alternative views. World Building is an iterative and collaborative practice at the intersection of design, technology, and narrative art in which the deep understanding of a world precedes the telling of a story. At this live World Building session, a group of experts from the fields of architecture, design, international development and social innovation engage with Talents and the audience in a hands-on workshop to visualize an alternate history of our present and recreate the future.
Juan DiazB is a director, writer and narrative designer. He is the European Director of the World Building Institute, a research unit at the University of Southern California focusing on the future of narrative media. He is also the founder and creative director of Kosmology, a creative studio that develops multi-platform projects including TORPOR, a reflection on lifestyle and environmental degradation, and the award-winning music, dance, film and transmedia project WE ARE THE HEAT.