future
matters
collective

Who owns the future?
Who gets to shape it?

Increasingly, the societies we live in are asking these questions. Enabling more people to participate in shaping their own futures, and in new ways, is being put forward as an answer.

Based in Cardiff, the Future Matters Collective brings together the disciplines of Architecture, Fine Arts, Child Development, Dance, Human Geography, Law, Music, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Sociology to explore new ways of investigating society’s relationship to the future and enabling creative future-making. We integrate research methods from these diverse perspectives with approaches from the visual and performance arts to explore futures in the making across a wide range of topic areas, including education, the environment and sustainable urban development.

As our exchanges often reveal unanticipated shared ground, they spark new ideas and create opportunities for embodied and experiential collective learning, acting as a springboard for further critical interventions.

Timeline

A history of our collaborations.
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September 2021
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Investment
July 2021
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Uncertainty
June 2021
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Progress
May 2021
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Energy
April 2021
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Patience
February 2021
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Order
December 2020
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Care
November 2020
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Rupture
October 2020
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Potential
August 2020
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Responsibility #2
June 2020
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Love
May 2020
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Design
April 2020
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Material
February 2020
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Emergence
January 2020
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Gratitude
December 2019
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Responsibility
November 2019
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Waiting
October 2019
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Latency
September 2019
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Commitment
January 2000
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