How do biology, design and technology interact with ecological extremes, distinctive geographical regions and evolving cultural practice in a world after the oil age?
Faber Futures was recently invited to present a talk and deliver an immersive masterclass on post-petroleum futures at Tanween, a 17-day creativity festival at Saudi Aramco’s King Adbulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) exploring creativity in art, music, film, theatre, science, literature, cultural heritage and entrepreneurship.
Life After Oil is a masterclass developed by Faber Futures to question and model preferred futures in Saudi Arabia, a Kingdom in transition from its dependence on fossil fuel extraction. By redefining value systems and core ideas of abundance, Saudi Arabia may be uniquely positioned to usher in a new era of development based on resilience strategies, and emerging technologies. Through this bespoke masterclass, participants uncovered the kinds of interdependencies Saudi Arabia could foster in a global context as relates to climate change and material flows. Exploring these issues through the lens of food and material culture, we invited participants to raise questions and envisage possible futures through the prototyping and evaluation of speculative local environments.
To learn more about we could work with you to approach new ideas and to begin to tackle complex problems through our package of bespoke masterclasses, please email our Business Lead Laura Emily Vent.