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Co-Creating Tomorrow's World

Art for FuturesSustainabilityTransformationHumanity

The future is a sea of possibilities within a space of exploration and imagination.
Dive deep into our projects or fly high to be inspired.

• The mission •

What does Art for Futures Lab do?

The Art for Futures Lab explores probable futures with the aim of spreading knowledge about social and technological innovations and developing sustainable practices and lifestyles through co-creation.

This open and participatory project aspires to convert dialogues into a collective imagination. We promote holistic personal and social growth, higher quality of wellbeing, and cooperative responsibility.

“If you want to build a ship,” advises Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “then don't drum up people to gather wood, assign tasks and divide up the work, but teach the people to long for the vast, endless sea.”

• The Aim •

What is the reason behind it?

Due to the complex socio-economic, cultural and ecological challenges, strong images and value-based visions are needed to convey confidence and to be able to steer towards positive, sustainable futures.

Central to the Art for Futures Lab is the aim to change social interaction to facilitate progress for common goods. The lab relies on creative, decentralized and socially supported solutions to cope with global challenges within the framework of planetary boundaries.

• future prototyping •

What do our cities look like in the future?

We work with methods that have been modified from world-building, design-thinking, re-gnosis and future prototyping. Based on an interdisciplinary and scenographically designed online play area, scenes for the year 2050 are developed. These are based on utopias such as the "Technotransformation World" (relies on solutions through technological progress) and the "New Greening World" (relies on natural life and product concepts such as bioeconomy or a circular society).

Berlin 2050

Berlin 2050

A greener city

Budapest 2050

Budapest 2050

Cleaner waters

Potsdam 2050

Potsdam 2050

A fresh breath of air

• Co-creation •

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• The Utopians •

Project Coordinators

Prof. Angelica Boehm

Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Angelica Böhm is a qualified interior designer and production designer. She has been a member of the German Film Academy since 2013. She works as a production designer for cinema, TV and theater. Angelica Böhm is a professor in the scenography course at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF). She designed and implemented the production design for numerous national and international film productions.

Nicole Loeser

The Institute for Art and Innovation

Nicole Loeser, Board Director at the Institute for Art and Innovation, is an art and innovation manager, and serial entrepreneur with over fifteen years of experience in cross-sectoral collaboration with institutions and corporations worldwide. Her work is grounded in her interest in artistic and scientific research, as well as for social innovation theory and practice.