15th – 25th September 2016 | Free
As part of Festival of the Mind 2016, artists and makers from the Art House respond to new ideas that could transform the way we produce food and energy. What does the future look like? And how should we feel about new technologies such as farmer-drones, insects as food, and underwater farming?
Inspired by research from the University of Sheffield’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, these artworks map humanity’s trajectory from hunter-gatherer societies to hi-tech economics, the effect that we’ve had on the planet, and the huge challenges we now face.
The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures brings together experts from all disciplines to focus on the problem of Earth’s dwindling resources, generating new ideas and technologies to make our communities more sustainable. The Art House is a Sheffield charity that helps improve health outcomes for people from marginalised groups – particularly homeless people and people with mental health issues – by developing their creativity.
All galleries are accessible by ramp, however the doorways are 28 inches wide. The toilets and cafe are not currently wheelchair accessible.