Inspirational talks

Here we collect talks in which people – scholars as well as practitioners – tell us about their visions for shaping the future in a more sustainable way.

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Richard Barbrook, artist, labour party activist and lecturer at the University of Westminster discusses what imaginary futures could look like

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” is a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple and offering a vision for a Green New Deal

Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at UCL, talks about the Covid-19 crisis and a deficit of social imagination and presents his paper on the imaginary crisis he observes

Why the world needs science fiction” Ted Talk by Etienne Augier from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Lecture for Future by Giuseppe Delmestri (WU Vienna) on “Processes of Denial: Why Mature People (esp. Men) Rage against Greta” (in German)

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