Crowded Room: 203012 April to 21 April 2019

Part of Collusion 2019

Tonight you’re going to party like it’s 2030. Crowded Room’s live-action installation invites you into the futuristic home of a young Western professional, complete with a highly intelligent Virtual Assistant. You’ll engage with a story and affect its outcome – while being confronted with the potential risks and likely impact of artificial intelligence on our future.

2030 by Crowded Room // Collusion 2019

Made in collaboration with technologists and informed by real-life conversations with young people in Cambridge, Kenya and Nepal, the piece reflects on how emergent technologies might benefit the whole of society, in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development ambitions to “leave no one behind” by 2030.

The show duration is approx 20 minutes and shows take place four times a day – 2pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6pm from 12 – 21 April. 2030 is one of six artworks commissioned by Collusion as part of Collusion 2019 an exploration of emerging technology through extraordinary art, open daily at Cambridge Leisure, outside Cambridge Junction.

Directed by Mark Knightley
Written by Mark Knightley and Harriet Madeley
Design by Luke W Robson
​Music by Jethro Cooke


Crowded Room

Led by artistic directors Mark Knightley & Harriet Madeley, Crowded Room makes and produces innovative theatre that deals with contemporary issues in new ways.