From May 7, 2020 to November 13, 2020.
We make a wish when we blow out birthday candles, when we toss a coin into a fountain, or when we enter the New Year. Wish making is a ritual in all cultures and at all times. But there is usually one condition that must be met for what we desire to be fulfilled: that it be kept secret. It is a matter of throwing a wish into the air and waiting. Our action is over. What a paradox!
FUTURE DESIRES is just the opposite. Here desires are said aloud, shared. Here desires are starting points, not endings: they show us what we already are and what we want to become, as individuals and as a society. They are a call to joint action, from a feeling that is individual. From a feeling that brings us together.
In this project the voice is held by young people, but it is a space for everyone. We leave it in the hands of the generation with less voice but more confidence in change –in desires– to build this endless page, trusting that they will also build the future soon.
Festival 10 Sentidos, together with Las Naves, the Social and Urban Innovation Centre of Valencia City Council (Spain), organizes the FUTURE DESIRES project. Firstly, an open website for young people from all over the world, aged between 15 and 25, to share their desires for change through images, texts and videos. Secondly, this generational testimony will be presented through a multimedia exhibition, around a colloquium that will attempt to reflect on the content of all the desires collected from May until the exhibition opening on November 12th, 2020 at Las Naves.
A global and ambitious project. A project that aims to live up to its key players. Are you joining us?