Further Future is not like most music festivals. It takes place in a desert. It aims to build a meaningful community. It thinks of itself as more of a lifestyle brand than another party. It sounds a bit like Burning Man, which is no coincidence as it was actually founded by the co-founders of Burning Man art car collective Robot Heart. The festival has announced via a website that it is taking 2017 – or at least the first half of the year – off to refocus and regroup.
“Our mission is to create space for the exploration of the further future,” the festival’s website states. “We will use the time (away) to explore and experiment with various alternative forms the Further Future concept and values might take, and we look forward to experiencing them with you in the coming year.”
Further Future has also posted six core values to its website; Stewardship, Mutual Respect, Exploration and Discovery, Intellectual Curiosity, Creative Expression, and Diversity. Seems like they’re up to something big. Hopefully it is worth the wait.
Read Further Future’s full postponement message below:
Our mission is to create space for the exploration of the further future. The further future represents what can happen after what is predictably next. Setting our focal point further than the future supports two important concepts for our organization. First, the opportunity to question the values and assumptions of how things are today and in the foreseeable future. Second, everyone has the opportunity to shape the further future.
With the ?rst two years behind us and a mission and set of values to guide us as we move forward, we are now focusing on the evolution of the Further Future concept. In order to devote the attention required to do so, we will not be holding a large event in the ?rst half of 2017.
Instead, we will use the time to explore and experiment with various alternative forms the Further Future concept and values might take, and we look forward to experiencing them with you in the coming year.