2018-19 Schedule

We had our inaugural meeting for the year on October 30, 2018 and welcomed new participants who helped workshop topics for the year. We are finalizing the coordinators for each topic, but dates for your Future Café calendar (all meetings at Wilder House @5:30 pm):

  • Nov 27
  • Jan 30
  • Feb 27
  • Apr 30
  • May 28

 

Future Café: Cities

Please join us for our last Future Café of the academic year, held as a follow up to 3CT’s half-day event Materializing the Future: Urban Space.

When: Monday, May 14, 5:00-630 pm

Where: 3CT’s Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave, University of Chicago)

Who: all students in the College are invited to attend

 

Please join student facilitators Peter Forberg, Joshua Maymir, Hayley Gruenspan, and Jendayi Jones in a discussion imagining the long-range future of cities.

 

For details on the Friday May 11 event, go to: Materializing the Future: Urban Space.

Attendance at the event is only a suggestion to stimulate discussion at the Future Café.

 

 

 

 

Future Café: Intimacy

What: Future Café on Intimacy

When: Thursday May 3, 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm

Where: 3CT’s Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood, University of Chicago)

Who: All students in the College are welcome to attend.

Please join student facilitators Ariella Carmell, Drew Levanti, Jendayi Jones, Saylor Simon, and Tunisia Tai in a discussion of the long term future of intimacy.

Future Café April 5: Transportation.

Please join us for the next Future Café on Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 at Wilder House.

Topic: The Future of Transportation

When: Thursday, April, 5:00-6:30 pm

Where: Wilder House, 5811 South Kenwood Avenue

Who: Interested undergraduates

What: Cake and discussion of long-range futures

The following media pieces are suggested (but not required!) to stimulate the discussion.

A little goofy, but this animation of problems and possible futures is fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQwnT1jqxw8

More seriously, these two articles look at how new technologies are being developed and might or might not be adapted:

Tech and the Future of Transportation

The Future of transport is about more than driverless cars

March 1 Future Cafe: Post-Capitalism and Labor

When: Thursday, March 1, 5:00-6:30 pm

Where: Wilder House, 5811 South Kenwood Avenue

Who: Interested undergraduates

What: Cake and discussion of long-range futures

The following media pieces are suggested (but not required!) to stimulate the discussion.

 

Paul Mason, “The End of Capitalism Has Begun,” The Guardian (17 July 2015)

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun

February 1 Future Café: Climate Change

Please join us for the next Future Café on the topic of Climate Change.

 

When: Thursday, February 1, 4:30-6:00 pm

Where: Wilder House, 5811 South Kenwood Avenue

Who: Interested undergraduates

What: Cake and discussion of long-range futures

The following media pieces are suggested (but not required!) to stimulate the discussion.

 

“Six Ways We Can Adapt to Climate Change”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/opinion/adapt-climate-change.html

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-Ho, 2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/

“The Uninhabitable Earth”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

“Are We as Doomed as that New York Magazine Article Says?”

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/is-the-earth-really-that-doomed/533112/