Fixing the future: Are you a future curious?
Organized by Atlas of the Future, Fixing the Future is back. And this year it’s bigger, better and faster – because the future can’t wait!
After 2018’s sold out event in Barcelona, Fixing the Future will return on the 7th and 8th of June at the CCCB with more than 40 Future Heroes from around the world. This time they’re helping fix biodiversity, our oceans, food and farming, cities and the climate crisis.
From rockstar chefs and a big wave surfer to visionary architects and the youth sparking a worldwide movement: you can expect stories of people doing things very differently.
Among them, the “City Reinvertor” Areti Markopoulou and the “Future City Prototyper” Vicente Guallart will tell us how to solve the audacious goals of our planet with radical methods.
Here you have 3 of the most important speakers!
Global women’s rights leader and climate activist: Winnie Byanyima:
The Executive Director of Oxfam International is a women’s rights leader and authority on tackling climate change. Winnie previously led the directorates on gender and development at the UN Development Program and the African Union Commission, and served eleven years in the Ugandan Parliament. She co-founded the 60-member Global Gender and Climate Alliance.
Urban visionary: Carolyn Steel
A leading thinker on food and cities, Carolyn was profiled by The Ecologist magazine as a “21st Century Visionary”. With reason. The London-based architect, lecturer, BBC presenter and TEDGlobal speaker coined ‘Sitopia’ – now a widely-recognised way of seeing the world through the lens of food – and her ‘Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives’ was BBC Food Programme book of the year. What lessons can we learn from the past?
Godfather of modern sustainability: John Elkington
As a pioneer of the global sustainability movement for over 30 years (before the concept was even born), the prolific author and founder of corporate advisors Volans created the well-loved ‘Triple bottom line‘ (People, planet, profit) strategy for responsible business. His next step: launching an exponential call to arms.