1Future : #11Seconds


11Seconds Project  / 11秒 プロジェクト

Art initiative anyone can join to bring awareness.

Create video of your 11 seconds, and post it with “#11seconds”


 – 11Seconds of life

 – 11Seconds of fear

 – 11Seconds of peace

 – 11Seconds of love

 – 11Seconds of what you hold dear

 – 11Seconds that defines you

 – 11Seconds that changed your life

 – 11Seconds that changed the world

–  11 Seconds for our  future


A life action anyone can take to share 







accomplishment with your friends, family and community.


Create your #11seconds video, and post it on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or Vimeo.

11seconds instagram



Hiroshima, Japan
October 28th + 29th, 2017


A discussion of Hiroshima as a city of Hope and Social Innovation with break out sessions for business leaders, politicians and community members to discuss the environment, community/family, human rights and innovation.


Third Annual Shadow People Project with prodigy level youth to create art, media and fashion to expand the conversation around innovation and resilience.


Peace Park, Hiroshima, Japan

1Future Presents NOT YET FREE


New York City, USA
Spring 2018

What does freedom mean to you?



1Future Presents NOT YET FREE

April, 2017


NOT YET FREE Art Exhibition
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
April 21st, 2017


Freedom Workshop
The New School
63 5th Avenue
April 27th, 2017


Town Hall
The Jazz Epistles
123 W 43rd St, NY, NY 10036
April 27th, 2017
8 pm
Special guest appearance by

NOT YET FREE Innovation Showcase
ABC Carpet
888 Broadway, New York, NY
April 28th, 2017
1-5:30 pm

Jasmine Etoile Aarons, Voz
Andre Angel
, Tango Tab
Elissa Bloom
, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
Amy Chender
, CEO, ABC Planet
Chris Dykstra
, The Contributor
Vanessa Grellet
, Intentional Investments Holdings
Cannon L. Hersey
, 1Future
Kyosuke Inoue
, Nhk Enterprise
Moikgantsi Kgama
, Imagenation
Yoshi Kuremura
Nathalie Molina Niño
, BRAVAInvests
Taku Nishimae
, 1Future And Zengo
Henry Noel, Jr.,
Haiti Vip
Walter Puryear
, Andrew Freedman Home + Mbscc
Taylor Thompson
Nathan Walworth
, Covalence
Jody R. Weiss
, 1Future & Peacekeeper Cause-Metics


Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., New York, NY
April 28th, 2017

Music by
Motoharu Sano Featuring Akira Inoue
Dorothy Masuka + Bakithi Kumalo
INTERVAL Feat. Todd Sines + Archetyp
Dj Soul Slinger With Graham Haynes + Ben Teters

Projections By
Peter Bill · Ken Hirama · Taku Nishimae · Justin Pettress · Todd Sines


NOT YET FREE Closing Gathering + Concert
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
April 21st, 2017


1Future Presents Not Yet Free

Fearless Artist Art Basel Pop-Up
Wynwood, Miami
November 29th- Dec. 4th, 2016


2nd Annual Shadow People Art + Media Workshop

Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan
July 8th-18th, 2016


1Future Presents Not Yet Free

Johannesburg, South Africa
April 1st- May 18th, 2016

Chasing Dreams Art Exhibition by Samson Mnisi + Cannon Hersey
SoMA Art + Space
Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa
May, 2016

Constitution Hill Workshop
Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa
May 15th

Baseline Art, Media + Music Festival
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
May 16th


Shadow People: The Meaning of Memory

ACA Galleries
September, 2015

Featuring artworks by Peter Bradley, Gregory Clark, Cannon Hersey, John Hersey, Laetitia Hussain, Seitaro Kuroda, Jacob Lawrence, Gerard Malanga, Jay Milder, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Samson Mnisi, Stephanie Rose, Jorge Salazar, Danny Simmons and Ming Smith.
curated by Elizabeth Rogers and Cannon Hersey


Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Anita’s Way
Times Square, NYC
August 6th-10th, 2015


Del Vacio a la Luz
Exhibition of Cannon Hersey + Michelle Lopez
LARVA cultural center
Guadalajara, Mexico
June/July, 2015


The Meaning of Memory
Exhibition by Cannon Hersey
Red Rock Historical Society
Chatham, New York
June, 2015


1st Annual Shadow People Art + Media Workshop
Nagasaki + Hiroshima, Japan
March 28th-April 5th, 2015


The Meaning of Memory: Exhibition by Cannon Hersey
Komachi Art Place
Hiroshima, Japan
March/April, 2015


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1Future organizes educational programs and immersive experiences that deepen understanding and empathy about social issues.

Past + Present Educational Partners

LA County Office of Education

UNDP Equatorial Initiative

Yale University

Teachers College Columbia University


Howard University

Sarah Lawrence College

Emerson College

Allen Stevenson School

Dwight School

Peace Culture Village

Anabuki Art + Design School

Constitution Hill 

Soweto Kliptown Youth Center

African Freedom Station 

City Arts DC



1Future TEAM


Cannon Hersey  Project Director

Cannon Hersey is a photographer, fine artist and organizer of large-scale cultural efforts.

Hersey believes that as an artist, he has a role beyond the studio, working as an educator and organizer to address social change through art, media and education. Hersey has exhibited at numerous institutions and galleries including Lincoln Center’s Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, the opening event of the 2008 Sao Paulo Bienale at the private collection of Kim Esteve, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts (MoCADA), the New York Open Center, the Johannesburg Art Foundation, and the presidential award ceremony for Nelson Mandela at NYU.

Jody Weiss Development Director

Jody R. Weiss is a mass-consumer marketer, fund-raiser and corporate sponsorship expert, with a special focus on the transformation of consciousness through the lens of human rights. Weiss launched PeaceKeeper™ Cause-Metics™ in 2002 and served as the company’s CEO and salesperson.  PeaceKeeper was the first cosmetics company to give donations to urgent human rights issues and sold in 500+ stores across the United States. Additionally, she has worked as a sports agent at International Management Group (IMG) and went on to develop a campaign to advocate for ending violence on and off the field at sporting events around the globe.

Taku Nishimae Media Director

Taku Nishimae is a Peabody Award winning journalist and a filmmaker, with work spanning nearly 30 years. He covers a wide range of business, economy and culture topics as a news producer and interviewer based in New York and Tokyo. Nishimae is a founder of ZENGO, Inc., which produces feature films, documentary films, television programs, multimedia digital contents and educational contents and workshops. His films have screened at international film festivals, and have garnered a Peabody Award, the Galaxy Award (Japanese Emmy) Grand Prix and the ATP (Association of TV Producers) Award in Japan. For PIKADON Project, he produced live music/art shows in 16 international cities around the world including NY, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Shanghai.

Shannon Shird Outreach Director

Shannon Shird is a producer, writer and filmmaker whose work centers around art and social activism. She serves as producer and conducts marketing, outreach and distribution efforts for award-winning documentary film Black and Cuba. Since June 2013, she has organized campaigns and projects with Black Alliance for Just Immigration that work to address racial equality, economic justice and immigrant rights including, ICE-FREE NYC, Safety Beyond Policing, and more.  She is co-founder and creative director of ARTrepreneurship art collective and is currently producing her first short film, BodyMoreset to be released in 2017.

Bahiyah Robinson PR Director

Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson started her first business importing textiles from Tanzania to the United States. Since then, she has worked largely as a consultant and advisor, engaging public-private sector stakeholders and building partnerships to drive ecosystems with demonstrated social and economic impact.  She has worked with organizations including Ashoka, News Deeply, Global Citizen, the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, The Paul Allen Foundation, the ONE Campaign, UNICEF, and the U.N. Foundation. Robinson is also the Founder of Young Art Collector, an initiative that convenes and engages young contemporary art collectors to build, grow and internationally showcase their collections around African Diasporan art.

Zanele Mazibuko 1Future South Africa Director

Zanele Mazibuko has over a decade of combined experience in journalism, research, communication, media strategy, and marketing in both mainstream and alternative media. She worked as a full-time journalist for Sowetan-Sunday World, City Press and Daily Sun before she was promoted to Gauteng editor of City Vision, a Media 24 Community publication. Mazibuko has worked for projects such as Crosspathculture and the International Arts Alive Festival, among many others.

Ken Hirama Production Director + Filmmaker (Tokyo)

Ken Hirama (kenhirama) is an award winning director, photographer and a visual artist based in Tokyo, Japan. His first project to garner attention was hi test video “D90 Short Film,” which was chosen as the “Best video done by the Nikon D90 on d90plus.” His work has been shown at Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam with Japanese leading photographers Mika Ninagawa, Rinko Kawauchi, Risaku Suzuki and other photographers around the globe. Hirama’s collaborations include shotahirama, pleq, Anna Rose Carter, Natalia Noelia and Japanese art label mAtter and SIGNALDADA.

Peter Bill Educational development, Media creation

Peter Bill is an Artist, Activist and Educator. He has, since learning photoshop v. 1.5 been interested in connecting under-represented communities with digital tools so their voices may be broadcast. He has been involved with large scale video projections, guerrilla art actions, and community building since the 90s.

Peter Bill’s award winning paint and video landscapes have shown in such diverse venues as The Kitchen(NYC), the Henry Art Gallery(Seattle), FILE Festival(São Paulo, Brazil), and other international venues. He continues in his Oil paintings and video work to weave the painterly with the digital, pixels and paint, indigo and 191970 blue. He envisioned and realized the first time-lapse film festival in North America, the Gila Timelapse Film Festival and has curated and directed shows on three continents. “Art must be realized on the streets, as an agent of change and progress.”

Dell Chess –  Marketing + Technology Director

Refiloe Mnisi – Social Media Manager

Walter Puryear  Co-Curator, Strategic Partner, Director of Andrew Freedman Home


Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor and activist
Mahen Bonetti, Director of the NY African Film Festival
Sherry Bronfman, Philanthropist
Alcia Maule, Innocence Project
Francesca Garson, general counsel, Brooklyn Museum
Dr. Robin Hayes, Professor at the New School

Dorothy Masuka, Singer and freedom fighter
Dumisani Phakathi, Filmmaker
Ann Tanenbaum, Book agent and board member of Asian Art Museum
Motoharu Sano, Singer and political voice
Yuseke Iseya, Actor and social investor


Organizations, corporations, foundations and governments contributing support


Andrew Freedman Home
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Film Society at Lincoln Center
IMAGE Nation
Liberated People
The New School
NY African Film Festival
Progressive Pupil

South Africa

Constitution Hill
End of August House
Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture
Kaya FM
South African Department of Trade and Industry


Anabuki Art & Design School
ANT Hiroshima (Tomoko Watanabe)
Chugoku Shimbun (Chairman Yamamoto)
City of Nagasaki (Mayor Taue)
Daisy Music (Motoharu Sano)
Hare Mame
Imai Atsushi
Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima
Myoukei-In Temple (Gashin Kayo)
NHK Enterprises
NHK World
One Dream Project (Yoko Sasaki)
Peace Culture Village (Steve Leeper)
Rebirth Project (Yusuke Iseya)
Social Producer, Michiyuki Ozeki

1Future : SHARE


1Future has reached over 165 million impressions with past projects via in-person events, television, press, and social media.

1Future : ACT


The overarching goal of 1Future is to fund ongoing initiatives that contribute to social justice around the world. We partner with a number of organizations that work to educate and mobilize people in the common goal of working toward a more united future.


The mission of 1Future is to enact social progress.   To do this, we need your help.   Your donations supplement our resources in order to help create change and make our world a brighter and more united place.  Your contributions to partner organizations are welcomed – we have a great amount of respect for them and believe you will too.  We encourage donations to Andrew Freedman Home, Soweto Kliptown Youth Center and 1Future presents Not Yet Free.


Please contact us at info@1future.com if you’re interested in volunteering.  Your time and energy is valuable to us.

1Future : CREATE


1Future believes that art is the best way to facilitate awareness of social issues and encourage positive transformation.

Select Past Artist Collaborators


Peter Bradley

Huang Chih-Yang

Renee Cox

Valdir Cruz

Ken Hirama

Seitaro Kuroda

Martin Machapa

Gerard Malanga

Dorothy Masuka

Thandiswa Mazwai

Jay Milder

Samson Mnisi

Dumisani Phakathi

Asya Reznikov

Stephanie Rose

Dinkies Sithole

Tidal Waves

Zhang Honftu