The Sooner Now – sharing ideas for a life in the city
For a long time we at Huoliquankai have been looking at contemporary urban life and the creative personalities shaping it. Our interest in how people live in the city is unbowed, still we’re asking ourselves what we’ll be facing in the next ten years.
‘The Sooner Now’ is an inaugural creative conference that establishes a dialogue of exchange that moves our conversation from online to the physical sphere.
We brought together Huoliquankai’s network of personalities—150 attendees from across the creative fields close to our heart—to share opinions with each other, arrive at fresh ideas, and leave with gained perspectives.
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Panelists and Speakers
Experts from different fields discuss the future of urban living
New ideas often occur where different disciplines meet—we came together to share a multi-perspectival vision of the future.
Panel: “The future of urban living: How to connect and initiate change in the city”
A captivating, extended panel discussion between Francesca Ferguson, Jeanette Gusko, Niklas Maak and Taina Moreno, hosted by ME the futurist and urbanist Ludwig Engel.
It both typified and took to new, impassioned examination of the day’s themes: Ferguson’s opening statement was a warning shot across the bow of those among us still thinking we could submerge ourselves in the comforting creative cliques we have formed; Maak’s outspoken critique of the architectural and political response to current political crises was nevertheless couched in real, in-motion plans to combat them. Ultimately, the discussion brought the ripe possibilities of the future into the present.
The Sooner Now: Impressions from a day of inspired conversations
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