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Let us transport you from Mauritania to Indonesia via blood, sweat and paint, pixels and words.

Over the past few months we’ve been digging deep into the joyful world of artists, filmmakers, photographers, illustrators, curators and collectives who are helping to build a better, and more imaginative, world – in all its technicoloured glory. This is #CultureFutures.

For this brand new storytelling project we’ve joined forces with Goldsmiths University and storytelling platform Atlas of the Future to bring you creative and cultural projects with a social mission.

“The bad guys are out there, but the good will prevail through it all if we come up with creative solutions.”
Ram Devineni, CultureFutures Project, Priya's Shakti

We’re shining a light on the creativity of the creators, celebrating their journeys and learning about the sacrifices that have been made along the way.

In the coming weeks and months we will be rolling out 60+ projects with aesthetic and social value, and featuring interviews exploring the power of awe-inspiring collectives. We’re calling them 'FutureLeagues'.

Take a look.