How do we want to live in 2048? //

How will we live, work, eat and travel? Who will take care of us and how will we relate to each another? How can we create a future that is just and ecological?

It’s time for visionary politics //

Instead of letting the climate crisis and the rise of the right get us down, at the congress we will develop, share and discuss visions of society which go beyond the need for capitalist growth.

We want to bring people together who are working on a better future in very different ways: in practice and in theory, in social movements and in media, in education and politics, trade unions and NGOs. The congress will be a place for everyone who likes contemplating utopias and transformation, whether you’re new to the field or have been around for years.

We do not want to craft a master plan for the future. Instead, we will gather diverse ideas on how everything could be different from today. We want to empower each other and make plans on how to achieve our goals together.

Programme… coming soon //

Update //

Due to COVID-19 the Future for All congress will take place in a different form in August!

We want to adapt to the situation collectively and creatively. We will try new things and we still invite you to participate in the congress!

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Big thanks for all the wonderful workshop proposals you submitted. We are now reviewing all contributions and craft an exciting program for everyone. We publish the program in mid-July right here. Registration will open shortly after that.

Looking forward to seeing you in August!

Imagine the year 2048…

…what’s different? What is a good life for all like?
How do we live in solidarity with each other?

We want to develop tangible utopias for 2048.
Utopias which appreciate all humans in their diversity and which make it possible for all to live freely. A society in which we take decisions together, to meet the needs of all people and to maintain healthy environments.

We are looking for a future for all that is achievable. The congress is structured along 14 different societal issues (referred to as ‘thematic tracks’), in order to discuss a different tomorrow as concretely as possible. We will then connect the ideas from these different tracks.

The cultural programme will create a utopian space which will permit us to go beyond imagining a different future, experiencing it today.

We are looking forward to a programme rich in diversity!

P.S.: Registration will probably start in July.

Thematic tracks //

The congress program will we structured along the following tracks. We’ll be glad if you follow them for your contribution proposal. The PDF below provides more information on different topics.

Agriculture and Food
The entirety of work
Digitality
Education: School of the Future
Energy and Climate
Financial System
Freedom of movement for all
Agriculture and Food

This track is on transformation towards a just, climate-friendly and democratic food system: Food production, processing and distribution is run collaboratively. Consumption and using what was formerly considered “waste” contribute to the common good. Everyone has access to healthy and culturally diverse diets with more plant-based protein sources. The responsibilities for (care) work are divided equally and contribute to healthy ecosystems.

The entirety of work

In 2048, work and activities have been fundamentally changed and redistributed. All people have time at their disposal, opportunities to shape their lives, access to desired activities, social security, and participate in society and politics. How can we change work so that the participation of all, a fair distribution and an orientation towards ecological, gender-equitable, social and democratic needs can be guaranteed? What could be initial projects into a good future for the entirety of work?

Digitality

Digitality refers to the interweaving of “analog” and “digital” realities and questions the tension between humans and technology. Digital technologies open up a lot of possibilities for action, and thus room for social vision, but also come with risks. Can digital technologies be made useful for social utopias?

Education: School of the Future

What does utopia in the context of school look like? How can education be conceptualized and implemented in a way that contributes to a solidarity-based way of living? How can it support a good life for all?

Energy and Climate

With the climate crisis, the socio-ecological challenges of energy-intensive and privileged lifestyles have become obvious. Imagine 2048: People decide how to produce, use and distribute their energy according to their needs and socio-ecological feasibility.

Financial System

The financial system in 2048 is democratically controlled and stable. It serves the socio-ecological transformation and social welfare. What is the architecture of this financial system and what role do money and finances play in a society without growth and profit orientation? How is the social sphere financed and how does the financial system contribute to this? How do we manage international financial flows without discrimination? Do we need a monetary and financial system at all and if not, how could it be deconstructed?

Freedom of movement for all

Imagine no longer having to fight against closed borders and everyday exclusions. Instead, you are part of a world with open societies.

Global Justice
Housing
Mobility – movement from below
Organizing Society
Social Guarantees
Solidarity Economy
The world of relationships
Global Justice

In 2048, the colonial injustices that have existed for centuries will be history – materially, financially, technically, ecologically and ideologically.

Housing

In 2048, the right to housing for everybody is a reality and no one can enrich themselves on the housing market. Profit seeking has been overcome and everyone can live well. But what does “good living” mean in the future?

Mobility – movement from below

How do we get around in 2048? What are the ideas on mobility of different people across the globe? What does just and ecological mobility for all look like? How is it designed and by whom?

Organizing Society

How is society organized in 2048? Are markets simply regulated or have they been abolished? Which structures are in place to combat discrimination? Has the state been changed or replaced? Is consumption still linked to achievement or has (compulsory) work largely been deconstructed? Which relationship is there between big societal tipping points and gradual processes of change?

Social Guarantees

In 2048 there are social guarantees which ensure everyone’s existence and social participation in any place one chooses to live. How must social justice be defined and politically fought for, so that no one can be excluded from social guarantees? Which “beacons” light the way to their implementation? Which political strategies, concrete projects and alliances are necessary and possible? What international perspectives are there?

Solidarity Economy

In 2048, there is a network of democratically organised companies that base their production on the needs of the people and which are rooted in their local communities. Cooperation instead of competition is the motto. What role do the state, the market, planning, property, money or other means of exchange play in a solidarity-based, sustainable economy? What is the relationship between global, continental, regional and local production processes? How can we describe the relationships with other people and our environment that arise from this economy? How are mental infrastructures created which motivate solidarity-based action at the global level?

The world of relationships

In 2048, people have created a future worth living. In order to achieve this, they developed their relationships and their ability to love, as well as strengthening their empathy for all living things and the world around them. How can we create such a culture of community?

Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture

The art and culture program of the congress combines theory with practice, makes thematic intersections visible and creates alternative approaches. The artistic formats should show a variety of perspectives and open spaces of imagination beyond the norm. The aim is to convey sustainable ideas and concepts with the help of artistic strategies. We want to develop a diverse, inclusive and transdisciplinary program that experiments with new formats and encourages people to shape visions as well as cross-genre boundaries and to perceive global contexts. This requires as many perspectives as possible that strengthen diversity, cultural exchange, heterogeneity and plurality.

We are primarily looking for participatory formats that can be communicated locally, in small groups, or digitally in the event of persistent restrictions. We are also looking for discursive formats such as lecture-performances, streams and workshops.

About us ////

The congress Future for all is hosted by Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie (laboratory for new economic ideas) together with a grassroots organising group as well as the Leipzig University Student Council and a circle of funding organizations and other partners.

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