Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. Here actor Mouna Traoré in ‘Brown Girl Begins’ (2017) directed by Sharon Lewis set in a post-apocalyptic version of Toronto.
Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. To do so, they imagine a reality in which Black people are the agents of their own story, countering histories that discount and dismiss them.
The planet and the way we live on it are constantly changing.
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The Earth is constantly changing in natural ways, but most of those changes are very slow. Humans are speeding up other changes with global warming.
Now is not the time for rocket men to abandon spaceship Earth.
What the world can learn from Wales, the first place where sustainability is the organising principle of government, as well as what Wales is learning from the world about sustainability.
An evolutionary psychologist, politics expert and sustainability scientist discuss the potential for humanity to plan for the long term future.
Springhill Cohousing Community, Stroud.
Communal living: enabling people to strive for a better, more sustainable lifestyle.
Feel like time has come to a standstill?
Feel like time has come to a standstill? The coronavirus crisis has prompted us to be more creative with our relations to time.
Over the last 50 years, a lot has changed in rocketry. The fuel that powers spaceflight might finally be changing too.
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An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
We can lock in these changes to build sustainable cities out of the coronavirus crisis – here’s how.
We could use this crisis to rebuild, produce something better and more humane. But we may slide into something worse.
Some people are growing weary with romantic and dystopian visions of the future. Instead, our focus is on now.
Scores of jobs could be affected by the fourth industrial revolution – and not enough is being done to guard against this.
The U.S. white majority is shrinking.
By 2050, the majority of Americans will not be white. That future is already on its way here – just look at the demographics of kids ages 10 and under.
The U.S. will undergo some significant shifts in the next decade.
The number of old people will increase, while the proportion of white Americans will continue to fall.
How can we make sure new technologies stay centred on human wellbeing?
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The humanities can supply wisdom to guide our galloping technological progress.
Societies have much to learn from the pursuit of happiness on an individual level.
These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Governments fail to imagine how worst-case scenarios can come about – much less plan for them. But there are things we can do.
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We need to create a transport system that is zero carbon – and socially just – in only a few years. We just need to recognise that it’s possible.
Our responsibility to consider how the future might look for generations to come requires imagination.