unMonastery workshops and summit at transmediale 2015. Photo Julian Paul.

INTRODUCING: KEI KREUTLER

Social innovator Kei Kreutler will join us at The Long Progress Bar, our new festival of radical imagination, on September 3 and 4, to talk about emerging methods of empowerment through collective spirit. We asked Juha, the festival’s curator and Artistic Director at Lighthouse, to tell us why Kei’s work is so important, and why we need to know about it.

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Guy Standing taking up the cause at Occupy Washington DC in 20111

INTRODUCING: GUY STANDING

Influential economist Guy Standing is one of many radical thinkers joining us at The Long Progress Bar festival – part of Brighton Digital Festival – this September. We asked the event’s curator, and Lighthouse Artistic Director, Juha van ’t Zelfde why he invited him to take part as a speaker.

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TLPB A still from Saga: an art project by Mat Dryhurst exploring website-specific expression online PRIMARY

INTRODUCING: MAT DRYHURST

With so many inspiring international artists, scholars and social innovators participating in The Long Progress Bar, our new festival of radical imagination, this September, we asked Juha, the festival’s curator, to tell us more about them. Here, he introduces artist Mat Dryhurst.

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Jam City aka music producer Jack Latham

INTRODUCING: JAM CITY

Jam City is one of the many acclaimed artists – whose work addresses, amongst others, themes of digital privacy and economic instability – guesting at our new festival of radical imagination, The Long Progress Bar, in September. We invited Juha, the curator, to tell us more about Jam City’s music, and why he chose him to participate in the festival.

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Laboria Cuboniks, Raise the cosmic diffusers! Xenofeminism: A Politics, 2015. Courtesy: the artist

INTRODUCING: YONEDA LEMMA

The Long Progress Bar is our new festival of radical imagination, taking place this September as part of Brighton Digital Festival. In this Introducing... series of articles, Juha, the curator, tells us more about the global artists and innovators he has invited to participate. First up is musician Yoneda Lemma, who is set to perform live on Day 1.

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Guiding lights 7 Mentees

GUIDING LIGHTS UNVEILS NEWEST COHORT OF RISING TALENT

Made up of a diverse and ambitious group of award-winning film talent, Lighthouse is delighted to announce the 15 candidates selected for Guiding Lights 7.

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A srtill from Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist

GUIDING LIGHTS AT GALWAY FILM FLEADH

Guiding Lights participants receive an exclusive masterclass from BFI Shorts filmmaker Stephen Fingleton at Galway Film Fleadh.

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Juha van ’t Zelfde: shedding light on contemporary art

CONTEMPORARY ART: A CRASH COURSE

Renowned de Appel arts centre and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art – the Netherlands' equivalents of London's ICA and Whitechapel Gallery – are running KUNST NU (Art Now), a six-part crash course in contemporary art, from 17 September to 26 November 2015. Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van ’t Zelfde delivers his crash course on Arts and Technology on 14 and 15 October.

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Still from Holly Herndon's 'Home' video, a Lighthouse/Metahaven co-production

NEW TRUSTEES AT LIGHTHOUSE

We are delighted to welcome five new members to the Board of Trustees – each who bring specialist knowledge, enthusiasm and a wealth of experience that will help shape Lighthouse's exciting future in 2015 and beyond.

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RAM House created by Space Caviar (Simone C. Niquille and Joseph Grima) and PROKOSS. Photo © Delfino Sisto Legnani

THE GUEST LIST: JOSEPH GRIMA

Progress Bar brings together some of the most vanguard contemporary artists, musicians, producers and designers in a single evening of inspiring conversation and cutting-edge music.

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Demi Awosile's Acoustic Fabrics exhibition at Southbank Centre

THE GUEST LIST: YEMI AWOSILE

We're delighted to have designer Yemi Awosile as a guest speaker at our fourth edition of Progress Bar on 4 June. She joins our line up of radical designers and music producers to discuss her work, which is informed by cultural insights translated through textiles and material processes.

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Domestic Anxiety ©  Simone C. Niquille

SIMONE C. NIQUILLE ON DIGITAL PRIVACY

Simone C. Niquille is one of a group of international artists, musicians and designers, including Holly Herndon, Metahaven and Hito Steyerl, investigating the intimate relationship we have with digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo.

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