The Future Starts Here
100 projects shaping the world of tomorrow
From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition brought together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.
This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington
This show is stimulating, inspiring, exciting and challenging
The Volkswagen Group is a proud partner of The Future Starts Here at the V&A. In aiming to become a world-leading provider of sustainable mobility and driver of digital transformation, we know that innovation needs inspiration. The arts and culture are integral elements of a vibrant society and generate perspectives for its continual development. Therefore we support the arts in unfolding their power to inspire creativity worldwide.
About The Future Starts Here exhibition
Find out more about our 2018 blockbuster exhibition
How do you feel about the future?
Take the survey and find out which group you belong to
Interview with DeepMind – Google's AI research lab
Teaching artificially intelligent 'agents’ to play classic 1980s Atari videogames
Project focus | Adrian Lahoud: Climate Crimes
Visualising the flow of aerosol emissions and its subsequent impact on rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa
Designing futures: an ethics of the possible by Arjun Appadurai
What is the role of design in shaping peoples' futures?
Project focus | Cryonics: who wants to live forever?
Freezing human bodies to be re-awoken in the future when we have 'solved death'
Project focus | Miranda July: 'I'm The President, Baby'
Using smart curtains as storytelling devices
Project focus | Jonas Staal: New World Summit – Rojava
Developing parliaments with and for stateless states, autonomist groups, and blacklisted political organisations
Big Glass Microphone digital commission by Stamen Design
Discover a world of fascinating detections through the Big Glass Microphone
Teachers’ resource: The Future Starts Here