How can we shape this unsettling present into a future that feels more

joyous

thoughtful

wondrous

playful

authentic

human

Creative States champions a creative inquiry that starts with how we want the future to feel. We challenge creative thinkers to field visions of tomorrow that move us forward with greater presence and possibility.

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What if we could translate other species’ languages to co-create our future world?

How Natalie Jeremijenko's Mussel Choir helps us tune into the beauty of our waterfront and the health of our ecosystems.

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What if we could bake our way to cleaner air?

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy’s Smog Tasting project provides a recipe for cleansing the toxic palettes of our cities.

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It’s time we give intolerance a playful kick in the pants

How the transformative potential of play can help us find new common ground in our civic life.

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It’s time we move beyond the call for hope and greatness

Why Trump’s #MAGA and Obama’s #YesWeCan have kept us in the dark, and how we can begin to feel our way into a bright new #FutureField.

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Anne Quito

The award-winning Quartz design critic on limning injustice with love letters to the world.

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Joseph Weissgold

The Head of Invention at Future Laboratories on leading with reverence, and why it’s not what but how you want to be that matters.

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