Radical Imagination for Tomorrow

Seoul City’s Long-term Strategies for Future Transition Campus


Seoul Metropolitan Government

The world is jointly experiencing a crisis of human civilisation. We are witnessing the catastrophic impacts of multiple crises such as climate change, rising social inequality, and political polarisation across the world.

Amidst the COVID19 pandemic, cities are experiencing an urgent need for a radical transformation, which can only be possible through a critical and fundamental reflection on the relationships between ourselves—our inner self—with others; non-human actors, and the ecosystem we live in. In order to make the transition towards equitable futures, cities not only need to invest in transition funds and portfolios of interventions, but also in the foundational capacities for innovation among all its citizens.

Based on this demand, Dark Matter Labs and Cdot carried out a collaborative research project, spanning a wide range of areas such as: strategy building for a global social innovation campus in Asia; iterating architectural plans and facility management/operation plans; and designing a sustainable social innovation ecosystem with financial models for long-term outcomes.

The Global Open Campus, currently renamed ‘Future Transition Campus’ focuses on emerging realities and practices during the Pandemic, and makes a case for the integration of systems thinking, future thinking and collective storytelling to cultivate our ability to imagine and create radical futures.

A Long Term Comprehensive Plan & Feasibility Research for Global Social Innovation Campus (글로벌 사회혁신 오픈 캠퍼스  중장기 종합계획 수립 연구용역 결과 보고서)︎

Seoul Innovation Fellowship Programme for Preparing the Future Transformation (미래전환을 준비하는 서울혁신펠로우)︎

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We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

KvK number: 75174405

United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
6107 Av. de Monkland
Montréal, Québec
H4A 1H5

Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7

South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
사업자등록증: 808-88-01717

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Amiralsgatan 76 
21437, Malmö

Registration number: 559305-1047