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Shifting Realities and Desirable Futures

THE ARTS+/B3 Opening

We are living in times of great peril and possibility. To kick-off THE ARTS+/B3 2019, festival directors Holger Volland and Bernd Kracke will engage in a timely conversation with eminent authors, scientists, artists and cultural representatives about the potential of art and culture to imagine, cultivate and build better futures and navigate the complexity and uncertainties of our present realities.

Opening ceremony


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH


Dr. Aleksandra Przegalińska

AI Specialist and Research Fellow, Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

Sereena Abbassi

Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi, London

Adrian Wootton OBE

CEO, Film London & the British Film Commission

Holger Volland

Co-Founder and Head of THE ARTS+; Author of "Die kreative Macht der Maschinen"; Vice President, Frankfurter Buchmesse

Dr. James Beacham

Experimental Particle Physicist, Large Hadron Collider, CERN

© Wonge Bergmann

Prof. Bernd Kracke

Founder and Director, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image; President and Professor, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach