The What the Future Wants exhibition will include provocative and playful objects that reflect young people’s concerns about their digital environment, for example the addictive nature of technologies or how algorithms make decisions about their future. The final topics included will be decided upon during a series of co-development workshops with young people. The touring exhibition What the Future Wants will then be hosted by schools, libraries and cultural centres across Europe, triggering a cross-border conversation about young people’s demands for their digital future.
Alongside the cultural intervention, Tactical Tech will develop an educational curricula for teachers, librarians, youth workers and parents so that they can sustainably support young people in making informed choices about their digital lives, and to ensure that the themes and topics of the exhibition have a lifespan beyond the exhibition. The education curricula will include the Data Detox x Youth, as well as workshop materials and learning guides. What the Future Wants aims to engage and empower young people across Europe, to raise awareness about the digital rights of young people, to build capacity among European youth initiatives and finally, to create an accessible, critical and participatory space for important conversations about young people and their digital futures.