18th – 25th March 2018
1968 was a year full of protests, pickets, riots and revolutions emblazoned with a vision of a brighter future. From student protests in Paris to anti-communist uprisings in Poland, campaigns against the Vietnam War, and the heat of the Civil Rights movement, ordinary people demanded change. The era marked a shift in performance, dance, visual art, design, music, architecture and film, in terms of form, approach and the flattening of hierarchies. Social, political and subversive ideas percolating for decades came to the fore.
Reﬂecting on moments of the present which are the future’s past, Last Futures is a series of events which puts student voices at the forefront of proposing radical alternatives. Can an expanded dialogue around current socio–political, artistic and resistance movements generate new futures?
Last Futures is a collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), University of Glasgow (GU), and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The main performance and the exhibition are designed and curated by student teams from the three insitutions.