Exploring workshop. Essay Collection

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

Tim Chatterton and Georgia Newmarch


This essay considers how contemporary inequalities will play a significant role in determining how the future will emerge. The building blocks of the future already exist today, within niches or lived minorities, and in the coming years they will spread to make the ‘normal’ of the future. However, the ability to control which elements spread, to ‘write’ the future, is unequally spread, and without great care, inequalities of today will lead to similar inequalities tomorrow. Download full PDF