Utopia Now

A research project based at King’s College London exploring young people's hopes and fears for the future through a series of arts-facilitated workshops and activities

The Project

 

Utopia Now is a research project based at King’s College London. We want to find out more about the kind of society that young people want to live in. 

 

King’s College London’s (KCL) Strategic Vision is to “make the world a better place”. As social scientists at the university we are concerned that researchers are working on topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and genetics which are set to drastically change the world in which we live. This research is often done without asking people outside the university what they want the world to look like.

Building on young climate activists claim that they “are the future”, this project invites young people from Southwark and Lambeth to share their hopes and fears for the future through a series of arts-facilitated workshops and activities.  We want to hear what would make the world a better place for them.

At the end of the project, we will invite people of all ages to engage in conversations about the future techno-health. Young people who have participated in the workshops will have an opportunity to share their work with their families, the wider community and scientists.

This project is funded by King's College London.

Read the plays about the future produced by young people in our drama workshop series with  Theatre Peckham. 

Read our sci-fi short story anthology 'One Day in 2070', written by finalists in our competition  with Lambeth and Southwark Libraries. 

Future Streets

Explore the streets of the future built by young people in our Minecraft video tour. 

COMING SOON

Future Visions

Watch the series of films exploring the future, produced by a South London Pupil Referral Unit.

COMING SOON