Uri Aviv

Project Manager, Program Curator, and Arts Producer in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Uri Aviv

Project Manager, Program Curator, and Arts Producer in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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PMO | Program Curator | Arts Producer |
Science Fiction Evangelist

At Utopia, Israel's International Festival for Science Fiction and Fantastic Genres Film, I merge an international film festival with a program of events and creative projects titled DESIGNING TOMORROW/S, including academic and professional conferences, public science talks, workshops, art exhibits and more.

As a result of working on projects bridging science and science fiction, integrating film, media, story-telling, design and other disciplines, as well as my professional experience in tech, I have one foot in the worlds of science, futurism and digital innovation, the other in humanities, social issues and activism, arts & culture. As PROMETHEAN I manage content, curate programs, produce creative events and offer consultancy in these fields.

I'm fascinated by the mutually inspirational relationship between science and science fiction, with the challenge of communicating science to different audiences, and with discussing the social and political challenges that technological breakthroughs entail.

In my creative projects I provide a platform for artists, filmmakers, designers and story-tellers, alongside scientists, activists and policy makers, to examine each other's work, influence and inspire one another, and present their ideas to the general public.

I'm a regular attendee at the Cannes International Film Festival, Sitges Genre Film Festival and the re:publica Berlin Conference, and have spoken and curated programs in international film festivals, academic institutes as well as film, digital media and science communication conferences worldwide.

If you're interested in me speaking, curating and presenting a program, consulting or want to collaborate with UTOPIA, DESIGNING TOMORROW/S or PROMETHEAN, please contact me at avivuri [at] gmail.com or uri [at] utopiafest.org.il.