Creative States champions life-affirming innovation: new visions, products and experiences that awaken our sense of joy, play, wonder, thoughtfulness, authenticity and humanity and help us shape a future that is not only sustained but truly alive.
Our ‘What If’ series highlights life-affirming projects and proposes ways to further their impact in the world.
How Daan Roosegaarde’s ‘Gates of Light’ and ‘Windvogel’ prototype a wondrous path toward a regenerative world.
How Andrew Schlesinger’s GENTLEmen challenges us to reframe the way we teach kids about gender.
Each ‘It’s Time’ editorial dreams up a team of bold thinkers to bring new life to an issue in need of creative reframing.
How the transformative potential of play can help us find new common ground in our civic life.
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.
Conversations with creators and thought leaders about how they foster a greater sense of aliveness.
The award-winning Quartz design critic on limning injustice with love letters to the world.
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.
An evolving collection of life-affirming inspirations to fuel your creative states and awaken your sense of possibility.
“On spacecraft earth, there are no passengers. We are all crew. We are not consumers. We are creators. If we take our mission seriously, there's a whole new world to be explored.”
"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover and a bee,
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few."