Somerset House’s Young Producers present Hope in the Heat, a new series of projects exploring and imagining hopeful visions of a climate altered future, in collaboration with futures design studio and Somerset House Studios resident Superflux.
Hope in the Heat will see the Young Producers create and share their own artistic interpretations of future worlds and ideas by examining and reflecting upon the environmental choices and decisions which impact society today.
Taking form as a series of interactive works, visual displays and a zine, the Young Producers’ creative responses will explore themes of animism, colonial herbology, food crop production, as well as speculative visions of our relationship with future life forms and the shape of our cities. These responses will be available to access via a dedicated online site, which will also feature essays and interviews from the Young Producers, climate scientists and other practitioners.
Hope in the Heat is supported by the Emerging Futures Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund
The Young Producers collective launched in October 2020 as part of Somerset House’s Engagement and Skills programme and offers development and support to young creatives aged 18-30 who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.