Learn to harness the power of narrative for you, your community and our common future.

ABOUT

Future Narratives is an Erasmus+ co-funded project that aims to engage, connect and empower young people across Europe through storytelling and futures literacy.

Here you can learn more about our project, find curated resources on key concepts, and join our conversation on the theory and practice of Future Narratives.

The stories we hear and the stories we tell shape
our understanding of our pasts, presents and futures.

By learning how to harness the power of narrative, we
can imagine and create a positive and sustainable future
for ourselves, our communities and our world.

We believe that through telling the stories of ourselves and
of our communities we can understand, reimagine and invest in
our possible futures.  Our aims:

  • Engage:

    People and societies use stories to understand the world and our place in it. There are the stories we tell ourselves about our identity, our past and our future, and there are the stories our society tells us about its future and our places within it. Future Narratives will focus on young people’s participation in these stories.

  • Connect:

    There is no better way to connect with other people than telling your story and listening to theirs. This relationship fosters understanding, empathy and deeper connection. Future Narratives will promote dialogue between young people from different European countries, enabling us to imagine new futures together.

  • Empower:

    Future Narratives will help young people to think about their history, their values, their dreams. The project aims to enable them to engage with their own story, listen to it, understand it and tell it to others. By telling stories, young people can imagine and own their future and that of their community.

  • ‘What is Futures Literacy and why is it important?’

    Added: 13th April 2021

    Nicklas Larsen, Jeanette Kæseler Mortensen & Riel Miller on overcoming blind resistance to change and poverty of the imagination. “Futures literacy enables us to become aware of the sources of our hopes and fears, and improves our ability to harness… View
  • Causal Layered Analysis: Sohail Inayatullah at TEDxNoosa

    Added: 13th April 2021

    Professor Sohail Inayatullah reveals the theory of Causal Layered Analysis, a practice of organisational, social and civilisational change, seeking to transform the present and the future through deconstructing and reconstructing reality at four levels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImWDmFPfifI View
  • The Thing from the Future

    Added: 13th April 2021

    The Thing from the Future is an imagination game that challenges players to collaboratively and competitively describe objects from a range of alternative futures. The objective of the game is to generate entertaining but thought-provoking descriptions of hypothetical objects from… View
  • Futures Literacy Theatre Lab for Refugees

    Added: 13th April 2021

    “In my country the future is embedded in the present. Whatever you do today creates the future” (participant from Sierra Leone). What do unaccompanied asylum seeking minors think about the future? How they approach and use the future? How does… View
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