Institute for Social Futures
Thinking futures is now widespread, fateful and problematic. Yet much futures research neglects the insights that social science, the arts and humanities, can offer. Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures works innovatively across disciplinary boundaries linking science, social science and humanities to examine what futures might develop within key domains of human/material activity.
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‘Future Places Centre’ to examine how computing will reshape the places in which we live
A new ‘Future Places Centre’ will become a world-leading research hub examining how the computing technology that increasingly surrounds us can shape the places where we live and enable us to live healthier lives.