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How can we live well with technology? And how do we talk with others across boundaries?

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is delighted to welcome you to the official launch of the new Digital Futures and Global Cultures Institutes.

The Digital Futures Institute advances research and public understanding of the contexts, consequences and possibilities of technology by reframing what are usually thought of as technical challenges as human and social challenges that require other ways of responding. The Institute draws on a wide range of research expertise across King’s, bringing the critical perspectives of the arts and humanities into generative engagements with other disciplines.

The Global Cultures Institute unites interdisciplinary research, teaching, and impact across King's, by exploring the arts, media, and human culture on a global scale. The Institute explores the impacts of historical and contemporary global challenges on the literary, visual, performance and digital arts produced around the world. The Institute demonstrates how understanding human culture, media and the arts is essential both to enable us to make sense of a globalised world and to address the challenges that are presented by globalisation.

The launch is in two parts, an afternoon of invited presentations and keynote talks, and an evening reception.

In the afternoon, please join us for presentations from both DFI and GCI researchers, and keynotes from Adi Kuntsman and Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata.


2pm -- Welcome, DFI and GCI Directors

2.15pm -- Institute researcher presentations

3.45pm -- Refreshments

4.15pm -- Introduction to keynote speakers, Professor Shitij Kapur

4.30pm -- Keynote, Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata

5.15pm -- Keynote, Adi Kuntsman

6pm -- End/Relocate to Bush House 8th Floor North

This is the listing for the afternoon. To book the evening reception as well, please visit this page.

Please note:

  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event will be filmed and photographed, by attending you consent to appearing in any footage or stills of the event.
  • Tickets are limited so if you book but cannot come, please kindly cancel asap.
  • For further information and to inform the organiser of any dietary or access requirements, or to sign up to our waiting list, please email

At this event

Shitij Kapur

Vice-Chancellor & President of King's College London

Marion Thain

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Steven Connor

Professor of Living well with technology

Jonathan W. Y. Gray

Senior Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies

Fay Bound Alberti

Professor in Modern History

Daniel Orrells

Professor of Classics