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Futuring for Sustainability Summer school 2024

  • 08 - 12 July 2024
  • Utrecht
  • Communication & Societal Impact

What we do in the present is profoundly influenced by our aspirations, expectations, and our collective dreams. But what if our societal aspirations cannot be reconciled with the dream of a sustainable future? From 8 – 12 July 2024 the Urban Futures Studio adresses this question precisely during their annual Futuring for Sustainability Summer School.

Join us this summer in Utrecht for an interactive course addressing the search for sustainable futures. Investigate the tensions between an accelerating energy transition and the need for just, safe, and ecologically sustainable futures. Learn how Techniques of Futuring contribute to realising these societal transformations towards sustainability. Hear from lecturers from various disciplines what they deem crucial insights and cultural tools for building a more sustainable future.

In this summer school, the Urban Futures Studio and the Pathways to Sustainability Program collaborate to connect technical and environmental questions around sustainability to social questions around equality, democracy, and popular backlash. Finding pathways to sustainable futures is a social and cultural challenge. Deeply held values connect to even the most high-tech solutions. Drawing on a wide variety of literature, this summer school offers the Urban Futures Studio approach to shaping visions for desirable sustainable futures.

  • Utrecht University