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16.11.2020

National Lottery Community Fund awards Superflux and Somerset House new grant

We are delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Somerset House, we have been awarded the Emerging Future Fund grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. For this project, we are partnering with Somerset’s House Young Producers to imagine of hopeful futures for the hotter world of tomorrow.

“City Landscape” by lavaria-chan.

In his book Planet Remade, Oliver Morton wrote, “the way a society imagines its future matters. And who gets to do the imagining matters.” Climate change will soon radically impact every aspect of our lives. Whilst it is important to take a sober look at the challenges ahead, it is even more important and urgent to dare to dream in the face of crisis.

Together with Somerset House’s Young Producers, and, in consultation with climate science experts, we will collectively explore the forces that will shape their futures, catalysing their imagination in expressing their perspectives and visions for other worlds. This will form the brief for the Young Producers’ second project at Somerset House, following the first inspired by Black heritage and culture.

This work has been made possible by the Emerging Futures Fund, a new initiative from the National Lottery Community Fund in response to conversations that emerged over the course of the year about the future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Our project is one of 51 diverse initiatives that aim to ensure a diverse range of communities have a chance to contribute to and shape those futures.

Writing about the funding scheme, Cassie Robinson, Senior Head of UK Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, says that now is the time for decision makers to respect complexity — to look, listen and pay attention. “This fund was always intended to be a way of doing that at scale, with communities across the UK being given the resources to bring what they hope for to life. We hope this can seed an infrastructure that will establish itself as a place decision makers draw on if they are paying attention to communities across the UK.”

If you are interested in applying to be a Young Producer on this project, please head to the Somerset House website to find out more about eligibility and how to apply!

06.10.2020

Mitigation of Shock (Singapore)

The second iteration of our ongoing project: Mitigation of Shock. Mitigation of Shock (Singapore) transports visitors to an apartment in the second half of the 21st century and allows them to experience how we might live in a world transformed by global warming.

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19.06.2020

EU Horizon 2020 Grant for Superflux and Partners

Superflux is excited to announce that we are a partner on CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures, a transdisciplinary project that will identify how the arts can address climate change and its effects through identifying existing, often hidden transformational, creative practices.

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24.09.2019

Better Care

New technologies never function as promised: there are always glitches and unintended consequences. ‘Better Care’ optimistically reimagines care systems for a technologically enabled but frictional future.

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03.11.2018

STARK CHOICES

Stark Choices is an experiential simulation of life in 2030, where certain current projections around the future of work and automation have been realised.

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05.07.2018

THE FUTURE STARTS HERE

A series of films that help visitors comprehend the contexts and consequences of new technologies, products and systems.

Produced for the V&A’s landmark show ‘The Future Starts Here’

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5 MIN. READ

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National Lottery Community Fund awards Superflux and Somerset House new grant