However unpredictable the future may seem, many are involved in foreseeing
and planning around the greatest challenges it holds. Be it water shortages,
a frenzied climate, depleting resources or unstable governments, the world we
live in is constantly facing complex humanitarian crises. As many are looking
for ways to tackle the causes of these forces, join us in exploring how to mitigate
their short-term impact on affected communities and vulnerable regions.
Together, let's consider, explore and unearth the future needs of
humanitarian crises and how aid communities will come together to face these odds.
Our first round of explorations was on display at the Barbican
until April 16th 2019 as part of the Life Rewired Hub, a pop-up exhibit space. It highlighted,
how preparing for crises to come is just as much about strengthening
and increasing the reach of existing local efforts as it is introducing new technologies
or services. It also explored what some of these humanitarian workers of the future will be up to.
When new technologies, social data and human error undergo
further mutation in the coming decades, the type and scale of humanitarian crises,
actors and relief will have to transform. The exhibit puts on a playful garb while
presenting a powerful transmedia experience that brings to life some of these
This exhibit has been conceived as an ongoing conversation on the topic
and would benefit from your input! Please feel free to write to us and
let us know how you'd like to collaborate to continue having this discussion.