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