This project aims at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education and business and intends to:
The world in 2045 will be a different place. Although we cannot predict the future, we can shape it. Futures studies have developed methodologies to create futures images and scenarios. The potential for creativity and imagination at art-schools, together with the urge for innovation in society at large brought together key players from higher arts education and business in FAST 45 – Futures Art School Trends 2045. They are geared up to imagine a desirable future in which the participation, education and research in the arts play an integral part in a world that will have been radically reshaped by the 4th industrial revolution, globalisation and climate change.
FAST45 collects knowledge, creates and tests methods and broadly implements them in Art School Futures Labs in which educators, researchers and employers together will create futures scenarios and operationalise them in policy papers, long term collaborations and tools that will empower institutions to not only better anticipate an unknown future, but actively shape it.
By working across sectoral boundaries and by envisioning futures scenarios for 2045, the knowledge alliance FAST45 intends to achieve the following general objectives:
These objectives will bring the future on the agenda of all stakeholders addressed by this project. FAST45 knowledge, methods and tools will create agency and sustainability for institutes of the arts and their stakeholders. The project duration is 3 years starting on January 1st (2021).
The first set of specific aims addresses the need for operational support to substantiate the process of futures thinking in IHAE and the need for immanent knowledge to re-think the role and position of IHAE in society in the future (2045) (see general objective 1 & 2).
The second set of general objectives and specific aims addresses the need for operational support and immanent knowledge to determine policy and decision actions for strategic steps forward (see general objective 3 & 4).