The future isn’t what it used to be, Suhair Khan and Gonzalo Herrero in conversation

25 June 2020

13:00 -13:45

The event will be streamed via LFA Instagram Live

The world and the ways we interact with it are in a state of constant flux. Digital technologies are radically altering our understanding of the human condition, changing we interact and redefining our relationship with the world around us. These transformations have a deep impact on the work of creative practitioners and how museums and cultural institutions are presenting their work.

From online viewing rooms to virtual reality installations and live talks on social media, today’s cultural digital offer is transforming at a pace never seen before. As new technologies become more and more accessible to a wider population, creative practitioners are also embracing these new mediums while cultural institutions and museums are expanding their digital programmes to engage with a global audience.

These shifts are raising many questions both for artists, architects and designers, as well as cultural institutions. The embodied experience of visiting exhibitions or attending to talks, is inherent in the way we understand museums. How can a virtual experience supersede a physical visit to a museum? what will be the future of spaces dedicated to culture and how are creatives embracing this shift?


Suhair Khan - Suhair works for Google in London. Her work has mostly focused on art, culture, and technology. She has led major collaborations for Google Arts & Culture with the V&A, the British Fashion Council, the National Gallery, the Science Museum, the Serpentine Galleries, the Mayor of London's office, British Library, the Royal Collections Trust, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum. She is also currently a visiting lecturer at the Architectural Association in London

Gonzalo Herrero Delicado - Gonzalo is a curator, writer and architect based in London. He is the Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Previously, he held different curatorial positions at The Architecture Foundation and the Design Museum. His independent curatorial portfolio includes projects for the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barbican, Tate, Serpentine Galleries and the Arquia Foundation. He is advisor for Matadero Madrid, UCL's ETHNO-ISS research platform, the Earthshot Prize and part of the Curatorial Board of this year’s London Festival of Architecture.

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