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Ritual figures and futuristisc park, Singapore

Bergen Group for Research on Human Futures

Our point of departure is the idea that the future - the orientation towards a time yet to come - is fundamental for understanding contemporary global society. We see a particular orientation towards the future developing in relation to ecological crises, economic uncertainty, deprivation and dispossession, management of food, energy, and wealth, and accordingly, massive mobilisations around the domains of religion, freedom and new technologies.

Our group of researchers empirically map and investigate various groups of people who are particularly and intensively preoccupied with futures.

RESEARCH | ANTHROPOLOGY
Professor Annelin Eriksen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (UiB), photographed in July 2018.

The drama of cultural change

What happens when the basic values and social mechanism of society are challenged? And how does change influence how we view ourselves as human beings? This is at the heart of a new anthropological project at the University of Bergen.

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Casino Rio

Bergen Group for Research on Human Futures

The future - the orientation towards a time yet to come - is fundamental for understanding contemporary global society. Read more about the researchers here.