How can the arts help us build better futures, and what is the future of creative practice?
The Creative Futures theme bridges academia and the creative industries as well as informing much of the wider work in ISF. Through our projects and partnerships, we share a space where practical innovations in the creative industries and the analytical skills of academe combine. This allows us not just to ‘think the world differently’, but also to act on our ideas to make new worlds. There are no properly ‘social’ futures without either the creative vision to imagine them or the political and economic wherewithal to enact them.
We are exploring different ways of creating futures through three interlinked programmes of work.
Or click here to hear Emily Spiers, Lecturer in Creative Futures at the Institute for Social Futures, give a talk on Creative Futures at Lancaster that was part of an ISF panel at the 20th futures conference in Turku, Finland, on: ‘CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL FUTURES: SUSTAINABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY AND POWER’, 12-13 June 2019.