Happy Futures: Imagination and Sustainability
Join us for a unique dialogue that asks, “how can we use our imagination to create the futures we want,” and shares techniques for leveraging storytelling, experiential design, and the arts to solve complex challenges with social innovation.
Presenters will include Erika Gregory, a theatre-trained social innovator from San Francisco; Joe Tankersley – an ‘optimistic futurist’ with eighteen years as a Disney Imagineer; Christophe Gouache – an industrial and strategic designer from Brussels.
The dialogue will be moderated by Vanessa Timmer of One Earth, and is presented in partnership with Disruptive Imaginings, a conference bringing together these experts in the fields of arts, sustainability, and design to harness collective imaginings of compelling futures.
Followed by a reception with light refreshments and cash bar.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Cash Bar, 6:45pm Talk
Admission: Adult $20 | Seniors & Students $14 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: https://happyfutures.eventbrite.ca
Director of the N Square – Erika is responsible for catalyzing innovation in the nuclear security and non-proliferation arena. Part R&D lab, part venture fund, N Square brings a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach that reflects Erika's 20+ years of experience building companies and leading innovation programs for clients in philanthropy, education, government and the private sector in the US, Asia, and Europe. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and a master facilitator of group process, Erika has made her career working at the intersection of the arts, future studies, business, and social justice. She co-founded two companies: Collective Invention and The Idea Factory.
Joseph Tankersley is a storyteller, futurist and creator of immersive experiences. For over 25 years he has helped organizations create compelling messages about their goals and visions for the future. He has worked with national and international corporations, NGO’s and governments. Joe employs a wide range of media tools; from oral storytelling to feature films and fully immersive physical environments to help communicate these messages of better tomorrows.
Christopher Gouache is a Project Manager at Strategic Design Scenarios. Christophe studied industrial product design and responsible innovation and received his Masters from The École de Design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France. His main focuses are on social innovation, public policy innovation, foresight, sustainable ways of living and co-design processes.
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you: