Calling all inventors, artists, astronauts, designers, engineers, scientists, magicians, performers, creatives, makers, hackers and slackers :), of all ages!

Future Scouts is a series of creative laboratories to prepare youngsters, teens and adults with tools, frameworks and models helpful to navigate an increasingly complex world.
KNOWLEDGE

A crash course in the future - we share the significant shifts we are likely to experience in the next 5-15 years (and beyond). We highlight emerging paradigm shifts across science, economics, technology, arts and culture, and how they may affect us.

EXPERIENCES

Drawing on our network of artists, performers, musicians and technologists, we create experiences in which participants are exposed to next-generation technologies - masters classes and hands on experience with those who are on the cutting-edge of science + art + technology.

WORLD-BUILDING

We create environments and processes in which participants are encouraged to model and scenario their own desires and goals and future with different forms of media, using speculative design, storytelling and world building techniques to project into their future self.

Social media. Privacy. Reputation. Storytelling. Mindfulness. Quantified Self. Virtual & Augmented Reality. Robotics. Gaming. The Future of Work. Re-wilding. Space Travel. Creative Production. Critical Making. Rapid Prototyping. Systems Thinking & Crypto everything.

PROGRAMS

Future Scouts hosts a series of programs and events for youth and adults throughout the year. Summer programs take place over the course of two weeks in various locations around the city, with a different theme and focus to each.

More info on adult programs will be posted this Spring.

Part urban exploration, mobile classroom and creative workshop, Future Scouts encourages creativity, the value of collaboration and intentional and conscious use of technology. Each day we visit community art spaces, next-generation technology companies, co-working spaces, and spend time with invited guests who share their knowledge and experience. We explore and utilize museums and public spaces. Future Scouts creates an opportunity to confront the unknown and expand our future horizons.
SUMMER SESSION 1

FUTURE SOUNDS OF 2037
June 19th-30th, 2017 (ages 13-18)
Culver City, CA
Cost: FREE

 

Listening to the city. Inventing our own instruments. Playing with synths. Projection mapping. Using our voices. Lighting design. Improvising. Studio recording. Shooting videos. Dance parties. Prototyping the future of performance, and how we can explore it as artists, performers, musicians, engineers, inventors and creators.


Through the lens of Los Angeles 2037, we’ll imagine what the future of listening through music and performance. We’re inviting artists and engineers from across our network to come in and help our youth learn to make their own music, learn new tools, create their own instruments and music, . The camp will culminate in Future Sounds and Sights where scouts will showcase their creations in an interactive, participatory, an all-ages dance party.
SUMMER SESSION 2

FUTURE WORLDS FAIR 2037
July 10th-21st, 2017 (ages 13-18)
Culver City, CA
Cost: FREE

 

Our urban laboratory for world building. Design and creative production. Futures thinking. Intellectual self-defense. Storytelling. Exploring systems. Making games. Prototyping with materials. Having conversations that matter. Learning about ourselves. Defining our preferred futures in a quickly changing world. 

 

Future Worlds Fair 2037 is an immersion in 21st century survival skills – an urban creative lab blending mind-body balance, where we help youth to develop a blend of social, emotional and mental skills. They learn the design and creative process and create an artifact from the future, which they feature at a public Future World’s Fair at the end of two weeks.

*Any donations gladly accepted.
Please ask us about how this project is funded and how you can
help us continue to offer this as a service to the youth community.

WATCH THE RECAP VIDEO OF OUR 2016 PROGRAM

OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

APPLY

Future Scouts is best suited for those who are motivated to learn new skills, have an artistic or entrepreneurial projects they would like to work on, or who are self-directed in their own learning. We please ask that you please fill out an application as part of our registration process.
Our summer sessions are limited to 12 scouts each, as to provide a focused and personalized experience for participants.
We encourage all to attend our sessions in their entirety. There will be a set drop-off and pick-up point in West Los Angeles, and we will be traveling by mobile classroom / small bus around the city.

CURIOUS? JUST ASK!

Have more questions about Futurescouts, get to know us better, or collaborate with us? Message us, or give us a call and talk to us @ (310) 775 0153.

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