This course is a look at creative futures – an exploration of what might actually be possible for our society and world, right now, without anything fancy technologically but with a lot more imagination. First we spend some time awakening our own social creativity. We then survey some “out of the box” possibilities across a wide range of areas, including alternative schools (and alternatives to school); different ways to organize (or dis-organize) work; alternative architectures and arts; new kinds of global political order; more celebratory ways to relate to nature; and the question of Mars. There will be a lot of reading, but then again, how can you resist titles like Massive Change (Bruce Mau) or Beyond Civilization (Daniel Quinn) or How to Re-Imagine the World?


4 sh


Open to students in the third or fourth year of study.

Course Types

Core Interdisciplinary Seminar


This course is writing intensive.

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