Making Futures Matter, September 2016
CWRDD (c-oo-rr-th) (verb, noun)
In September 2016, Future Matters Collective hosted an event in Cardiff looking at academic-artistic explorations of futures in the making across diverse social fields. Cwrdd is a Welsh word that means meet, gather together, converge and touch, run into, stumble across, join, exchange, encounter by accident.
In response to the academic tradition of rendering the future as a product in contexts of anticipation, expectation and imagination, our Cwrdd was concerned with the future as a lived process in contexts of uncertainty. To reflect critically on futures in the making across our varied areas of research and practice, we sought to explore creative exchanges that allowed us to render as tangible the possible and processual.