CultureFutures: mapping "art-ivists" across the globe


Our friends at Atlas of the Future have a great new project called CultureFutures . Here's the blurb:

Are you a creator focused on social change? Or a hub of art-ivists whose work benefits your community?

CultureFutures is a new storytelling project that maps creative and cultural projects with a social mission – and the entrepreneurs behind them.

...The Atlas has mapped some truly inspired projects from across the globe: Turning Tables helps marginalised young people from refugee camps and urban slums gather around turntables to find their voices in music and film;Badilisha Poetry X-Change is the largest online archive of African poetry in the world; Junk Kouture encourages teens to create outrageous trash fashion by recycling; Smart Highway sees jellyfish-inspired roads of tomorrow reimagined by a Dutch design team; and Architecture of Radiooffers everyone a window into the psychedelic signals of our Wi-Fi world.

Now we need you to help us to find out about the people out there making critical contributions to hope and possibility, and countering messages of fear, division and hatred. We want to hear about creative and cultural entrepreneurs from all parts of our planet – from East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to the Antarctic.

We’ll shine a light on their creativity through features, thought pieces, videos, events, AtlasCharts and our much-loved FutureHero interviews – celebrating the journeys and sacrifices that have been made along the way.

More here.