Resilient Alliances #1: Future Perfect

Future Perfect: the first of the Resilient Alliances series.

This lecture-workshop will explore the notion of Existential Risk as seen through the lenses of history and fiction. MA Design: Expanded Practice student Chiara Di Leone is one of the organisers of the event.


Thomas Moynihan is a researcher from the UK. He has recently gained his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, focusing on intellectual history and existential risk. Through his work, he aims to supply a historically reflective dimension to the emerging field of ‘future studies’, elucidating its place within the wider history of ideas and contextualising such frontiers of inquiry within the longest-range dynamics of philosophical and cultural modernity.

Anna Mikkola is a visual artist in residence at Somerset House Studios and Goldsmiths MFA alumna, exploring the ways technology, nature and culture are entangled in the process of knowledge creation. Considering that interfaces and infrastructures format lived reality, her work often materialises as videos and installations depicting narratives where different entities and points in time are woven together.

Anna and Thomas’ presentations will be followed by a workshop session in which participants will form their own alliances and respond to existential threats.

Where and When:

Goldsmiths University, London

Richard Hoggart Building, room #251

Tuesday 30th of April

18:30 – 21:00

RSVP to to register your interest.

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