Forecast 8: Forum Participants and Dates Announced

Discover the Nominated Projects

The six international mentors of Forecast 8 have each selected three projects for the Forecast Forum in July, where all eighteen nominated ideas will be unveiled.

Out of over 800 applications from more than 100 countries, the six mentors of Forecast’s 2023–24 edition have each identified three projects that they will accompany from May until the Forecast Forum in July.

The projects are nominated for a one-on-one mentorship with the respective mentor and will be presented during the Forecast Forum’s public days, from July 14–16, 2023, at Radialsystem in Berlin.

Following the Forum, each mentor will select one mentee. Those six projects will be further accompanied to completion, and unveiled at the Forecast Festival in March 2024 at the same venue.

The mentors and their nominees in each category are:

Voluptuous Silence and Sociality in Poetry
Mentor: poet Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa)
Nominees: Marcela Huerta (Canada), Suji Kwock Kim (USA), Juliana Sokolová (Slovakia)

Rhythmic Excavation
Mentor: drummer Greg Fox (USA)
Nominees: Whitney Johnson (USA), Alex Grübler (Germany), Carlos Gutiérrez (Bolivia)

Troubled Humor and Tainted Beauty
Mentor: visual artist Roee Rosen (Israel)
Nominees: Selin Davasse & Lucinda Dayhew (Turkey and Australia), Gustavo Gomes (Brazil/Germany), Walter Solon (Brazil/Germany)

Sartorial Identities
Mentor: fashion designer Irakli Rusadze (Georgia)
Nominees: Itala Aguilera (Italy/Mexico), Aidan Peters (South Africa), Tim van der Loo (The Netherlands)

From Questions to Images
Mentor: photographer Mila Teshaieva (Ukraine)
Nominees: Paola de Grenet (Italy), Mari Kalabegashvili (Georgia), Anastasiia Kalyta & Mykhailo Bogachov (Ukraine)

Post Punk Performance
Mentor: theater director Yuya Tsukahara (Japan)
Nominees: Fabian Krestel (Germany), Richard McReynolds (UK), Victor Artiga Rodriguez (El Salvador)

For information on the individual projects, go to Nominees.

Experience the 18 proposals at the Forecast Forum 8 from July 14–16, 2023 at Radialsystem, Berlin.