What's Next?The youth of today debate the state of the nation

The youth of today have a lot on their plate; record tuition fees, fierce competition for jobs at Pound Stretcher and a future of crippling debt and cyber terrorism to look forward to.

All of this handed down to them by previous generations of careless/greedy politicians and bankers, all buoyed by capitalist society at breaking point.

So what do the youth think about it all? Are they angry? Are they more politicized than ever? Or are they more interested in TOWIE and snaring their 15 minutes through whatever means?

What’s Next looks to uncover what young people think about the economy, equality, education and digital politics. Each week a different collective will take over the gallery space and create work in response to a live twitter feed as people discuss a specific topic. There’ll also be a different panel and workshop exploring the themes each week, click on the links below for tickets.

Economy Panel, 7th June: Tim Street, UK Uncut; Liam Tootill, SBTV; Adriana Young, LSE; Hendrik Tiesinga, Eddie Blake, Critical Architecture Network; Alex Miller, Vice.

Equality Panel, 14th June: Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Guardian Comment is Free / community organiser; Occupied Times collective: Tzortzis Rallis, Mike Sabbagh, Michael Richmond; Ewen Spencer, photographer; Sam Wolfson, journalist; Teo Connor, W Project.

Digital Politics Panel, 21st June:
Fung Wah Man, Global Stories; Fauzia Musa, Digital Strategist / Freelance Writer; Al Monk, Digital Designer / Programmer; Bethany Koby, Technology Will Save Us; Marie Campbell, 38 Degrees.

Education Panel 28th June: Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of Design at London College of Communication; Member of People of Print (TBC); Jonathan Sobczyk, Brilliant Club (TBC); Ed Stephen Hoxton Hall; Members of Precarious Workers Brigade / Carrotworkers’ Collective.

What’s next? Do they have big plans on how to right today’s wrongs? Do they have new ideas on how deal with the problems they have inherited? We want to find out.


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