NESTA - Radical Vision of Future Government

There are still a few days left to submit a pitch to NESTA outlining ideas for the future development of government in the UK.

As part of their initial pitch, we are asking you to submit the following:

  • A short pitch of up to 300 words on how you will approach developing a creative output that explores a radical vision for future government
  • Clearly state what form your final work will take
  • Some relevant examples of your past work

Which specific trends will have the greatest influence on the future role and shape of government? Will we live in a world of robot social workers, micropayments for public services and social credit scores? What if we could place empathy, relationships and trust at the heart of social services instead of impersonal bureaucracy? Should governments look more like tech startups, cooperatives or something else entirely? Or will we need a new set of rights and responsibilities - such as to care, or for lifelong learning - to help us manage a set of wider economic and social trends?

Our Radical Visions collection seeks to explore these and other trends as part of a fundamental reimagining of government: how it works, what it does, who’s involved in it, the tools and resources it uses, and the relationship it has with citizens and communities. It will bring together a diverse range of ideas from a diverse range of people. We are now seeking contributions for this collection.

The provisional timetable is detailed below:

  • 28 April 2019: Deadline for pitches
  • Early May 2019: Shortlisted candidates contacted
  • 15 May 2019: Final candidates confirmed
  • 28 June 2019: deadline for submission of final outputs
  • 19 September 2019: launch event