Bringing Our Future to Life

We're changing what we care about in innovation to shape a future that feels not only life-sustaining, but truly life-affirming.

Prize

What if mushrooms can help us grow new economies of care?

Helen Chen

Fruiting Bodies: Internet of Mycelium (IoM)
ThoughtfulWondrous community, environment

What if our neighborhoods could come alive with regenerative energy?

Daan Roosegaarde

Gates of Light & WindVogel
ThoughtfulWondrous environment, infrastructure

What if we enlisted kids to help us balance the masculine and feminine in us all?

Andrew Schlesinger

GENTLEmen
AuthenticHuman culture, education

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

Natalie Jeremijenko

Mussel Choir
PlayfulThoughtful environment, infrastructure

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

Antanas Mockus
Krista Tippett
John Oliver
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Nelly Ben Hayoun

HumanPlayful politics, society

It’s time we move beyond the call for greatness into a much grander imagination.

Anthony Dunne
Neri Oxman 
Bjarke Ingels
Michael Bloomberg 
Anab Jain

PlayfulThoughtful culture, society

William Myers and Georgina McDowall

PlayfulThoughtfulculture, society

Founders of M21D on reinventing the museum beyond conservation to conversation about how we can thoughtfully re-design our world.

Anne Quito

AuthenticThoughtfulculture, society

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

Nomad Garden

Gardens in the Air

An audiovisual and olfactory story

intervention

A diverse community collects sounds, scents and sensations from the neighborhood to catalyze its own story of urban roots, renaturation and renewal.

joyous community, environment

Fondation Beyeler

Olafur Eliasson

Life

exhibition

An exhibition to explore life beyond human-centric perspectives and into a co-existence we can as yet only imagine.

thoughtful culture, environment

"To see the earth as it truly is. Small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats. Is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together.
Brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold."

quote

~ Archibald McGee

human community, society

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Earthrise

film

Apollo 8 astronauts recount their transformational encounter with Earthrise, an awe-striking spectacle of life in the blackness of space.

wondrous society, spirituality

Walker Art Center

600 Highwaymen

A Thousand Ways

intervention

A deeply human theatrical exploration of our current reality to bring us out of isolation and toward togetherness.

human community, wellness

“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”

quote

~ Maya Angelou

joyous culture, society

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