About The Future Is Beautiful
How will you create beauty in the world?
Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. In the pages of this book, over two hundred people reveal their vision of the world they want to live in and the ways in which we can think, act and vote to create it. Beautifully illustrated, this is a personal, political exploration of what we value, and how we can live these values our daily life.
This book is an invitation to you, wherever you are in the world, to imagine the future of your choice and inspire us to build it with you. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen.
Let your imagination run wild. We are the Future.
“Imagination is the most precious currency we have. This anthology is a priceless, awe-inspiring companion in a time for new dreams.”
Jonathan Robinson (Founder of Impact Hub)
Love for the book:
“It is rare that someone writes a book with passion where the effort is aimed not at knowing the answers but understanding the question. We live in a world that has fractured intimacies yet ever growing digital closeness where ideas about how we want to live are undermined by notions of wealth, consumption and the measurability of happiness. Don Quixote would have wept. This marvellous book is at once a challenge for us to try to describe the sunny uplands we wish to reach as well as being a plea for a plurality in that vision. The joy to me is that shining through it all is a series of reference points called kindness, generosity and courtesy. These are the planks most of us want to stand on as we set out on this journey. I feel a new form of democracy stirring and it is exciting and vital. Go make a difference I say. Read this book and start now.” Tim Smit, The Eden Project
‘An idea that will send a transforming fire to the future.’ Ben Okri, Author & Poet
“Knowing what is possible inspires change, and we are capable of so much more than most of us dare to even dream…” Bruce Parry, film maker & author
“At the vanguard of re-imagining the future, this book charts the beginnings of a collaborative revolution in politics.” Tamsin Omond, Climate Rush
THE PROJECT – THINK ACT VOTE
Think Act Vote (?!X) a radical think tank that explores the new and creative ways we can and are shaping our future lives and communities. We are disrupting the traditional model of a think tank because we believe that every single one of us, no matter what age, background, religion, ethnicity or occupation has personal experiences and ideas to share that can lead us to a brighter future. We made this manifesto.
Run by a powerhouse of volunteers and a vibrant community of collaborators and supporters, Think Act Vote (?!X) spent a couple of years asking thousands of individuals to think deeply about, and to believe in a future that they choose. Throughout this journey we met some truly incredible people and heard thousands of dreams and fears about the future. We have been sharing this online through our Futures Interviews and creative activism projects, but we really don’t want the stories to be lost in the digital archive. And so, to capture some of this we made this collaborative book.
Think Act Vote coined the term, Creative Activism – the act of making something through art and media to create awareness of and engagement with important issues and to inspire a brighter future.
above illustration by Holly Berry
“Think Act Vote – Making Politics Fashionable” – Marie Claire Magazine
more information at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co
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