Who are Futurists?
People in all walks of life are trying to help us find our way into a better future for all. We’ve enlisted expert economists, labor historians, educators, civil rights attorneys, self-described “futurists”, and artists (who are always futurists) to imagine what the world might be 10, 50, 100 or 1000 years into the future.
We’d love to hear what you envision too. Send your ideas!
Humans have been trying to predict the future since our first myths, prophecies, and drunken campfire story nights. Why are we usually wrong? And why have we tended to veer apocalyptic so much lately? Well it turns out there are lots of reasons that we aren’t very good at imagining the future – not well and not positively. Take our “What Kind of Futurist Are you” quiz to find out what your own future predicting tendencies are.
Art We’re Making
HOPSCOTCH: Pandemic Pop-Up Plays
In 2020, Wonderlust asked a handful of the Twin Cities playwrights what they thought the future might look like if we learn from this moment right now. We shared with them the visions for the future of various futurists and experts and participated in a speculative fiction writing workshop with Marcus Broaddus.
The result is a series of ten-minute plays about a world of isolated, fragile ecosystems; a surprising new religion; new moral dilemmas; an entirely different police training academy; great-grandchildren who can sing the earth’s song; and more.
Join us outside September 4-12 with some of the Twin Cities best actors as they bring these stories to life!
Purchase tickets here:
*Member, Actor’s Equity Association
Katie Ka Vang
Co-Artistic Directors: Alan Berks and Leah Cooper
Production and Stage Management: Gabriel Peñaloza-Hernandez and Rosie Tabachnick
Sound Design and Engineering: Maje Adams, Rachel Brees, and Peter Morrow
Cello Player: Elise Butler-Pinkham
Marketing and Communications: KD Bauer
Audience Services: Emma Halper