Imaginaries of the Future is a Leverhulme International Research Network designed to think through how we might think about the future. It does not advance specific visions of the future as such, but rather seeks to develop strategies for conceptualising ‘the future’, without doing violence to the bodies that might inhabit and (re)produce it. It is utopian rather than futurological in orientation, and believes that the utopian should not be reduced to the fanciful, impossible or authoritarian.

These aims will be met, furthered and reconfigured through six workshops between 2014-2017 (with one hosted in association with each of our partner institutions) and through four special issues of the Open Library of the Humanities.