Futures Worth Living Into

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.

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What If...

Our ‘What If’ series highlights life-affirming projects and proposes ways to further their impact in the world.

  • Thoughtful
  • Wondrous

What if our neighborhoods could come alive with green energy?

How Daan Roosegaarde’s ‘Gates of Light’ and ‘Windvogel’ prototype a wondrous path toward a regenerative world.

  • Authentic
  • Human

What if we enlisted kids to help us make the future female AND male?

How Andrew Schlesinger’s GENTLEmen challenges us to reframe the way we teach kids about gender.

It's Time...

Each ‘It’s Time’ editorial dreams up a team of bold thinkers to bring new life to an issue in need of creative reframing.

  • Human
  • Playful

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.

  • Playful
  • Thoughtful

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

Conversations with creators and thought leaders about how they foster a greater sense of aliveness.

  • Authentic
  • Thoughtful

Anne Quito

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

  • Human
  • Wondrous

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.

Inspire

An evolving collection of life-affirming inspirations to fuel your creative states and awaken your sense of possibility.

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Ragnar Kjartansson

The Visitors

film

Moments of collective pain allow us to see the beauty in our fragility, and recognize that we are never truly alone.

authentic wellness, culture

Brainpickings

The Universe in Verse

event

Celebrates poetry’s wondrous ability to broaden our perspectives and reveal our reality afresh.

wondrous spirituality, culture

Jane Metcalfe & Brian Bergstein

Neo Life

book

Asks the big questions that will drive the next phase of our evolution.

thoughtful environment, culture

“On spacecraft earth, there are no passengers. We are all crew. We are not consumers but creators. If we take our mission seriously, there's a whole new world to be explored.”

quote

~ Marshall McLuhan

thoughtful

Pioneer Works

Embodied Emotional Resilience Workshop

event

A workshop exploring how to reclaim the emotional resilience of the body in a techno-capitalist world.

human spirituality, wellness

Matadero Madrid

Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales

(Feb 13 - July 19, 2020)

exhibition

Architects and artists question the nature of cities and propose new ways of designing and inhabiting them.

thoughtful environment, urbanism

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