Exhibition Opening on Saturday, 12 May 2018

The Future Starts Here

100 projects shaping the world of tomorrow

  • Opening on Saturday, 12 May 2018

  • The Sainsbury Gallery

  • £15.00

    Advance tickets available.
    Concessions apply.
    Members do not need to book.

From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.

Supported by

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.

Exhibition Highlights

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Anthropocene spike, a golden spike driven into a rockface to mark the beginning of the Anthropocene geological era. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Superflex, Aura-powered bodysuits, Yves Behar. Courtesy of Superflex

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Tomás Saraceno, Aerocene, launches at White Sands Natural Park, 2015. Courtesy the artist; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar, New York; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Esther Schipper, Berlin. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015

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Technology in Bed, Hanif Shoaei, 2014. Courtesy of Hanif Shoaei

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Body Code Animation, Drew Berry, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. © E.O.Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

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Protei, autonomous sailing ship that cleans up oil spills, 2014. © Scoutbots LTD, Cesar Jung-Harada

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Radical Love, DNA portrait of Chelsea Manning, by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, 2015. Courtesy of Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Fridman Gallery, New York City

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betamodel, Bento Labs. © Bento Bioworks

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Shooting Stars project, Ale and Co Ltd, 2016. © ALE Co. Ltd

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Luchtsingel, pedestrian bridge crowdfunded by citizens, ZUS, 2011 – 2015, Rotterdam. Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode. © ZUS

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Living Network, dummy antenna around fake tree, Jalila Essaidi. © BioArt Laboratories

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Masdar City, the world's first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city, Foster + Partners. Photography by Eteienne Malapert, 2014. © Etienne Malapert, The city of Possibilities, Ecal

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