Tom Pearson

Future City

Global Performance Studio Joins MindPark 2018 in Shenzhen, China for FUTURE CITY

Tom Pearson, Co-Artistic Director Third Rail Projects and Director of GPS presents

"Experiential Storytelling & Design"
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00AM
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

"The future of performance is in the ability to mix a good and original story with exceptional experience design, putting the audience at the center of the work. Future creativity involves everyone, through intimate offerings that allow audience their own agency to maneuver through the work and explore the worlds created for them. It also fosters empathy by considering each individual through meticulously curated and unique interactions, sets and ephemera, and an engagement of all the senses. Immersive and experiential performance places its audience in the position of hero or protagonist, making the experience and narrative for and about them." – Tom Pearson

Then She Fell; photo by Darial Sneed

Then She Fell; photo by Darial Sneed

Ghost Light; photo by Julieta Cervantes

Ghost Light; photo by Julieta Cervantes

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From MindPark: The conference theme of this year is Future City. We will attempt to reflect on the laws and trends from individuals to the environment, growth to consumption and brand to industry together with creative people, designers and managers all over the world through forums and urban practice projects to establish a practical model of the future city and explore the construction insight of both China and the world's future city. 

Photos from Future City Presentation

More About Future City

In the process of rapid urbanization in China, more and more challenges and opportunities are at hand. As we discuss the creativity-driven changes in consumption, industrial and cultural upgrade, we should realize that it is never a simple issue that single factor change can lead to a qualitative change in the industry. Each element constituting urban structure: education, consumption, manufacturing, space, culture and policy interact with each other. To understand the law, we attempt to put the best creative thinking in the world into the necessary parts of urban development, observe and obtain the phenomena and opportunities inspired by it: the upgrade of supply and demand, the awakening of cultural awareness, the update of urban form, etc. These changes provide the raw materials and kinetic energy for the construction of the future city, which inevitably contains unlimited business opportunities.