Forum 9, August 2–4, 2024

Discover Trailblazing Thinkers at the Forecast Forum

Join the weekend-long Forecast Forum in Berlin for a spotlight on thought-provoking experiences conceived by creative thinkers from all over the world.

Forecast’s transdisciplinary mentorship program invites the public to discover the projects taking shape in its ninth edition. The Forecast Forum offers three action-packed days of encounters with an international cohort of six mentors and eighteen young creatives—and their project ideas. A rich program of installations, talks, and performances will take over the entire venue, while the mentors will share thoughts on the projects nominated for mentorships in guided walkthroughs and stimulating conversations.


Out of more than 1,100 applications, the six mentors of Forecast's 2024–25 edition have invited three nominees each to workshop and present their ideas in Berlin. At the Forum's conclusion, each mentor chooses one mentee and the six projects will be accompanied to completion and presented at the Forecast Festival in March 2025.

Scroll down for the Forum's program:

Forum Program

The installations will be accessible throughout the Forum’s entire duration. More details on the guided walkthroughs and activations will be available soon.

Opening hours, showcases and performances schedule:



Friday, August 2
Doors 7pm, Start 8pm 

Open Minded Body
Mentor: choreographer Alice Ripoll (Brazil)
Nominees: Mehdi Dahkan (Morocco), Koloto Siraji (Uganda), Patience Ebute (Nigeria)

A Place Beyond Fear
Mentor: documentary filmmaker Tomer Heymann (Israel)
Nominees: Hao Zhou (China), Anna Homan (Ukraine), Sharon Ryba-Kahn (France/Israel)

Saturday, August 3
Doors 6pm, Start 7pm

Expanding Your Voice
Mentor: composer and performer Ute Wassermann (Germany)
Nominees: Shasha Chen (China), Camil Navarro (Chile), Inés Terra (Argentina/Brazil)

Images Invisible to Our Naked Eye
Mentor: photographer Lieko Shiga  (Japan)
Nominees: Sharbendu De (India), Mei Liu (China), Philadelphia Makwakwa (South Africa)

Sunday, August 4
Doors 5pm, showcases from 6-8pm

Shapes of the Unknown
Mentor: artist Theo Eshetu (UK)
Nominees: Mudassir Sheikh (Pakistan), Léllé Demertzi (Greece), Tra Nguyen (Vietnam)

Paradoxical Imaginings: Ideas and Objects
Mentor: designer Fiona Raby (UK)
Nominees: Johanna Seelemann (Germany), Mali Weil (Italy), Justin Bean (UK)

For information on the eighteen individual projects, go to Nominees.