Picnics Discover the Future

27.08.2016, 03.09.2016, 10.09.2016, 17.09.2016

An important part of The Man of the Anthropocene block, which was held at the Pracze Campus, was a cycle of Saturday picnics in the open air titled “Discover the Future.” During four subsequent weekends, the EIT+ Wrocław Research Centre invited guests to its seat in Pracze Odrzańskie to take part in multidisciplinary meetings that examined selected aspects of life in the future.

During the first picnic (27 August) – “CAPITAL FOR THE FUTURE. Production/Consumption” – local and supralocal craftsmen, handymen and other people with original abilities shared their skills. The next meeting on 3 September, titled “FUTURE FORMS. The Body”, was devoted to how the body functions today and how it can be improved by future technologies. The subject of the third Saturday in the series, “Discover the future” (10 September), was “THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE” – an all-day fair held under the patronage of the company Fortum, which provided an opportunity to learn about innovative forms of renewable energy, among other things. The final meeting on 17 September was divided into two parts. Older participants were invited to the workshop “ROAD TO THE FUTURE”, in which they used the design thinking method to come up with scenarios for the development of transport. At the same time, the youngest discoverers of the future could take part in a family picnic held at Humanitarium under the motto “PLAYING WITH THE FUTURE.”

As part of the “Discover the Future” series of picnics, the visitors could watch films in an open-air cinema. They were connected with the leitmotifs of a given weekend. Thus the viewers could see Ari Folman’s Congress, Duncan Jones’s Source Code and Moon, Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise.