What the Future Wants

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What the Future Wants is an interactive youth focused exhibition that presents different perspectives on technology from the personal, to the political, to the planetary.

What the Future Wants

What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of their digital futures through education, co-creation and capacity building.

Young people grow up in an environment that is increasingly driven by and dependent upon digital technologies. Their social, learning and play spaces are being encroached upon by ubiquitous technologies so that the divide between public and private, online and offline is being eroded. At a time of crucial development this leaves them exposed to a unique set of challenges, such as tech habit and addiction, information pollution, algorithms and discrimination and data surveillance.

What the Future Wants seeks to define and address these challenges alongside young people and those that support them. Through research, educational curricula and creative interventions, we will work towards increasing the data literacy of the next generation so that they can think critically and proactively about the digital environment they want to live in now and in the future.

Visit the online exhibition

Currently available in Czech, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Romanian and Slovenian. More languages coming soon.

Data Detox x Youth

Data Detox x Youth is an activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play. The activity book includes sections on digital privacy, digital security, digital wellbeing and misinformation.

Host Your Own WTFW

We enable our partners to host WTFW Exhibition in classrooms all over the world in many languages. If you are working on similar topics and want to collaborate we would love to hear from you.

Please send an email to youth@tacticaltech.org.

13 Countries

WTFW Events have been carried out in 13 countries, bringing the conversation to classrooms across Europe. Get in touch if you would like to host in your country.

1,630 Participants

Teachers and facilitators have hosted WTFW exhibitions and workshops, bringing the important conversations to students in classrooms everywhere.

7 Languages

The Exhibition materials have been translated into 7 languages - Czech, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Romanian and Slovenian - with many more to come.

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