Citizen of Nowhere Panel Event

We’re living in astonishing times. Technological advances are changing the very essence of what it is to be human. Democracy, identity, and social, political and economic hierarchies are being rearranged.

There is great hope in all of this and the opportunities are massive, but we must also acknowledge the fears, dangers and uncertainties of the coming years and decades.

Now is the time for art to influence and change the world.

 Join Citizen of Nowhere co-curator William Galinsky and our expert panel as we discuss how artists, theatre-makers, developers and futurists are trying to influence the direction of travel.


Lizzie Hodgson – CEO, ThinkNation

With a background in tech startups, innovation and comms, Lizzie has extensive experience in  connecting diverse audiences. As Director and Founder of ThinkNation, she focuses on how emerging and present technology impacts on young people. While building reach through partnerships, her drive is to ensure the experiences shared by young people through ThinkNation are heard and acted on

Ruth Catlow – Co-Artistic Director, Furtherfield

Ruth Catlow is an artist who works with emancipatory network cultures, practices and poetics. She is co-founder and artistic director, with Marc Garrett, of Furtherfield for arts, technology and social change.

Catlow has co-curated Furtherfield exhibition programmes since 2005 including Being Social, World Wild Web and Digital Zoo (currently touring in 5 major UK shopping centres). She co-curated Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art (2011), an online collection for Arts Council England and P2P Foundation. Catlow’s artwork is exhibited world wide and featured in a number of publications.

Mark Stevenson – Futurist In Residence, National Theatre of Scotland

Mark Stevenson is the author of two bestselling books, An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and the award-winning We Do Things Differently. He is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, helping a diverse mix of clients that include government agencies, NGOs, corporates and arts organisations to become future literate and adapt their cultures and strategy to squarely face the questions the future is asking them. His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, the GSMA and the Atlas of the Future. His first play, the farce ‘Octopus Soup’ co-authored with Jack Milner, tours the UK in 2018.

Annie Dorsen – Theatre Maker

Annie Dorsen works in a variety of fields, including theatre, film, dance and, as of 2010, algorithmic theater with works including Yesterday Tomorrow, A Piece of Work and Hello Hi There, which will be presented as part of Citizen of Nowhere. She is the co-creator of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange, which she also directed. Spike Lee has since made a film of her production of the piece ,which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, subsequently screened at South by Southwest Film Festival and The Tribeca Film Festival, and was released theatrically by IFC in 2010 before being broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances.

She is a Visiting Professor in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.

Emma Hughes – Producer, Limina Immersive

Limina Immersive enables cultural venues to set up pop up or permanent VR theatres, by providing collective VR screening software, content curation and training to venue staff.

Coming from a theatre background, Emma brings a performance approach to the world of VR. Emma’s key projects at Limina have included managing the VR Diversity Initiative Bootcamp, conducting an in-depth audience research study on immersive genres and formats for a major Digital Catapult report and producing the Limina VR Weekender festival every year.


Event Details

10.00am – 12.00pm
Vision Building, Dundee
Tea and Coffee provided


Accessible performances available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible