Curated by Heitor Alvelos, FUTUREPLACES has been addressing the dynamics between new media and the socio-cultural fabric since 2008. 

A multitude of workshops, projects, talks, creative events and think-tanks has woven itself onto a wide network of local and international resonance.

An initiative of the UTAustin-Portugal Program in Digital Media.
All free, all welcome.

FUTUREPLACES EDITION X: 17-21 October, 2017. Full program imminent.

Read our Mission Statement.
Meet our team.
Our fb page has news, comments, updates.

An extensive photographic record of all editions can be found here.
An overview of the various designs throughout the years can be found here.

Not so long ago, social media were heralded as tools for connectivity and solidarity; in some ways they still are, but what we seem to have underestimated is how media are not always necessarily used for common good. So we face quite a few challenges ahead, including the possible unraveling of our perception of truth – even reality itself.
When futureplaces began in 2008, the “future” was largely a utopian projection; these days it seems to have become a constant, volatile alarm sound.
This will be one of the topics addressed throughout futureplaces X.

Program 2016 here. Footnotes here. The full team here.
Global Voices feature here (PT) and here (EN)
Guests for 2016 included Patricia Aufderheide, Dolores Wilber, and José Pacheco Pereira.

Upcoming release on futureplaces Audiolab:
ANTIFLUFFY featuring the futureplaces impromptu all-stars laptopestra
On a Sentimental Journey: songs that will not live forever

The 2015 edition featured Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Jono Podmore, Anabela Duarte and Paul Stacey.