What do five intrepid arts makers from around the world have to say about their hopes, inspirations and predictions for the future?In this series Kris Nelson, CEO and Artistic Director of LIFT - London's international, biennial, festival of theatre - chats to colleagues from Kenya, Japan, Italy, Argentina and the U.S.A, about the state of the arts where they are. What can we learn from what is happening around the world? How can we make sure of an equitable cultural rebuild? These five episodes of Plans For The Future were recorded via Instagram Live in July 2021. Podcast edit and original music by Tom Chapman.
Plans For The Future with Meiyin Wang
Meiyin Wang is the Producing Director of The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Centre, a new space set to open in 2023 on the World Trade Centre campus. She spoke to LIFT artistic director and CEO Kris Nelson live from New York about the state of the arts there and what her most hopeful vision for the future of arts and culture is.
Plans For The Future with Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin
Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin is an artist, researcher and queer agitator of Armenian descent. They chatted to Kris Nelson, LIFT's artistic director and CEO about what's happening in culture in Italy right now and what the future of the arts globally might look like.
Plans For The Future with Mariano Pensotti
Renowned Argentinian theatre and cinema artist Mariano Pensotti joined LIFT CEO and Artistic Director Kris Nelson live from Buenos Aires to talk about the future of culture. In this episode, Mariano discusses how he's been working during the pandemic - including directing an opera remotely, offers insights into his current projects, and shares what's inspiring him right now.
Plans For The Future with Juliet Knapp
Juliet Knapp is co-director of Kyoto Experiment, a festival that's changing what's happening in the Japanese independent scene. She joined LIFT Artistic Director and CEO Kris Nelson to live from Kyoto to talk about experimental performance, the experience of co-directing, what's inspiring her right now and what the future of the arts might look like.
Plans For The Future with Njoki Ngumi
Artist, writer and feminist thinker Dr. Njoki Ngumi joined LIFT Artistic Director and CEO Kris Nelson live from Nairobi to discuss the state of arts in Nairobi, and what the future of culture could look like.