Salon Talks: Future City, Future Tastes, Future You

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Salon Talks: Future City, Future Tastes, Future You

What will the world be like in 2062? We suspect we'll finally have those hoverboards, but they'll be sentient hoverboards, and they'll be riding us.

Three evenings of discussion and debate, starting tonight, will offer better speculation about what the future holds. Each evening, put together by the Salon team, has three speakers, one talking about the future city, one about future tastes and one about the future you.

Wednesday 15 August

  • Leo Hollis: The author of The Stones of London tells us why, far from being bad for us, cities are essential for our good health in the future.
  • Tasha Marks: Food historian and founder of Animal Vegetable Mineral does a show and tell of what and how we’ll be eating in 2062.
  • Julian Baggini: This purveyor of microphilisophy looks at our future selves and relationships through our connections with technology.


Thursday 16 August

  • Ben Hammersley: Editor at Large for Wired Magazine and author of 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then explores the social and technological trends that will shape our future.
  • Sarah Corbett: The founder of the Craftivist Collective, which promotes craftivism by creative means, discusses how we might need our creative and craft skills in the future and how we go about developing them.
  • John-Paul Flintoff: The Sunday Times journalist, writer and speaker inspires us as to change the world and to overcome the obstacles in our way.


Friday 17 August

  • Professor Charles Spence: This experimental psychologist and neuro-gastronomer reveals how to enhance our sense of taste through a multi-sensory experience.
  • VPG: A musical, interactive session on how to amuse yourself when the fossil fuels run out.
  • Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley: Authors of Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild, this intrepid pair shows how to forage for natural ingredients that grow in our cities.


All events take place at Theatre Delicatessen, 35 Marylebone High Street, 7.30pm-11pm. Tickets are £12. Follow Salon on @SalonLondon

Last Updated 15 August 2012