Creating tomorrow
with presence and possibility

We need a shift in our systems and our discourse. It’s time we create from a different place.

Creative States champions creative leaders fielding futures that are joyous, thoughtful, playful, wondrous, authentic and human. Through our web platform and prize, we invite you to join us in exploring frame changing ideas and visions of futures worth living into.


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What If...

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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 a city’s forgotten spaces became its most valued places?

How Raumlabor’s We Like America tour injects fresh air into our vision of American cities

It's Time...

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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.

Meet

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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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