In Praise of a Slow Future

Mar 15, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

You’ve heard of the slow food movement. What about slow a future? Or a collaborative future? We often think of the future as going in one direction — towards progress and technology — but the reality is it’s not inevitable. What if the future wasn’t dialed up, but dialed down, requiring us to take more time, get ‘off the grid’ and connect with each other more. Sometimes the quickest way to more sustainable and efficient breakthroughs are analog, or relying on ancient tools, building through community, doing less with less. Director Rachel Goslins and the curatorial team behind the new Smithsonian “museum of the future” share new insights from inviting millions of people into a conversation about humanity’s next chapters, with a sense of hope and flexibility.

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photo of Rachel Goslins
Rachel Goslins

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building

photo of Brad MacDonald
Brad MacDonald

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building

photo of Ashley Molese
Ashley Molese

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building

photo of Monica O. Montgomery
Monica O. Montgomery

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building

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