Being Human Festival is the UK’s national festival of the humanities, aimed at helping us understand what it means to be human. Its programme features exhibitions, workshops, audio walks and talks, bringing to the public new ideas in archaeology, art history, philosophy, languages, literature, history, cultural studies, music, theatre and theology.
The theme for 2020's festival is New Worlds. The Sheffield programme invites you to collectively imagine the future with the People’s Palace of Possibility, take yourself on self-guided audio walks, discover stories of the earliest Native American travellers to Europe, have a go at translating a poem from a minority language, and lots more. It's organised by the University of Sheffield, along with Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and partners including Site Gallery, The Bare Project and Bloc Projects. Most of the Being Human 2020 programme is online, while there'll be a socially distanced in-person exhibition at Bloc Projects.
Read on for the full Being Human 2020 Sheffield programme.
The People’s Palace of Possibility
Take part in an act of collective imagining and help build the People’s Palace of Possibility in this at-home activity. You'll be invited to share visions for the future in this interactive online activity.
Tunnel Audio Experience
Put on your headphones for this self-led audio walk. Blending original music, field recording and computer-generated voices, this sonic journey reflects on the blurry lines between the natural and the artificial, the organic and the technological. Devised by Dr Yaron Shyldkrot in collaboration with James Edward Armstrong and Lisa Savini.