Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020
Publisher: King's Cultural Institute and European Tourism Futures Institute
Place of Publication: London and Leeuwarden
Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020 is a King’s Cultural Institute project led by doctoral student Nicole Ferdinand from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. Following the project’s highly effective engagement with cultural organisations, academics, and other stakeholders, this report offers new scenarios for the future of Carnival.Through Carnival Futures, key organisations and practitioners have participated in a series of workshops designed to test alternative visions for Carnival’s future. This work was informed by Nicole Ferdinand’s research expertise in the areas of international business theory, cultural tourism and festival-making. The innovative scenario-planning and fore sighting method—adapted by Albert Postma of the European Tourism Futures Institute—has been applied and this in turn has yielded a suite of provocative possible futures for Carnival.King’s Cultural Institute looks forward to the onward discussion of the report’s findings and hopes that these will serve to develop and strengthen Carnival in years to come.