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.

Future Voices

In collaboration with Theatre Peckham, a series of workshops for 10 - 14 year olds to create, write, and perform a short play about the future. 

Future Stories

In partnership with Lambeth and Southwark Libraries, we invite 11 - 16 year olds to write about a day in the future in our writing competition. 

Future Streets

Free Minecraft workshops for 7 - 11 year olds, building the streets of the future. We are hosting sessions at a number of youth centres and libraries. 

Future Visions

A 48-hour documentary film-making challenge for 16 - 19 year olds, inviting young people to explore futures through film. 

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