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
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 will drastically change the world in which we live. This research is often done without asking people outside of 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 Lambeth and Southwark to share their hopes and fears for the future through creative workshops and activities. We want to hear what would make the world a better place for young people, and then work with scientists and academics to incorporate these ideas and concerns into research.
We invite researchers, young people, and anyone who is interested, to explore young people’s creative work to date, which you can find on the pages of this site, and in our new zine.
This project is funded by King's College London.