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Future Views is a forward-looking research project, with a series of discussions and tools to help imagine the next generation of cultural learning up to 2036. Throughout October we conducted a national conversation with online discussions and speculative design workshops for groups of young people and experts. You can still join the conversation by commenting on blogposts here, checking out the #FutureViews on Twitter, or asking to join this Facebook group.
Some background to the project:
Royal Opera House Bridge, Artswork and Festival Bridge are working together with Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) across the South East. They have commissioned Flow to organise a series of discussions to explore how emerging technologies, organisational behaviours and critical trends in the world might shape cultural learning in a local context. Flow is using processes inspired by Speculative Design to create a workshop toolkit and a research report that will be made available to any other cultural learning partnerships to help plan their own local Route Map to 2036.
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These are the questions we are asking, through the workshops and online discussions:
- TRENDS: Thinking about an area you’re interested in, especially about how young people will be able to access culture, skills and meaningful work, what are the biggest things happening in the world now that will affect your area in the future? What impact will they have, and will these impacts be negative or positive?
- SCENARIOS: What will this future world look like? What will have been invented that didn’t exist before?
- IMAGINING CREATIVITY: What kinds of creative activities might young people enjoy doing? What problems will people need to solve with creativity?
- SKILLS AND ATTITUDES: What kinds of people does this future need? What are the biggest barriers to these being developed in the area you’re thinking of? What action can be taken to overcome these barriers?