Sustainability, culture and our futures

The Coleridge in Wales Festival explores how culture, art and our imagination play an essential role in economy, social justice and our relation to environment.




In 1992 the Rio earth summit established three pillars for sustainability – economy, social inclusion and environment – but didn’t include culture. Today there are world-wide calls for culture and our capacities to live together to be at the heart of work that builds sustainable, fair and open societies.

Wales is one of three countries internationally to be introducing Future Generations legislation, and Coleridge in Wales is a rallying call to communities, academics, environmentalists, education and institutions of public life to explore our untapped cultural and artistic potential to imagine and create new futures.