Guiding Question

The School for the Future is creating a documentary tentatively titled: "Deep Creativity: The Future of Higher Education." We hope that by creating the documentary we can helpfully contribute to the national and international conversation about what kind of higher education will best serve the students of the future. Our motivating question is:

Over the next few decades, higher education may face pressures it has never faced before: massive net job loss from automation, increased economic volatility from this loss of jobs, food insecurity and population pressures from climate change, ever higher income inequality, and students’ reconsideration of the value of college in the light of these challenges and the continually increasing cost of a college education. How will our systems of higher education adapt to serve the educational needs of people living and working in the the mid twenty-first century? What should college be in the future?

Current Progress

The teaser for the documentary is in production and will be done by early summer 2018. We will then use the teaser in a partnership building and fundraising effort to support the completion of the film.


Initial funding for the documentary has been donated by the Human Data Commons Foundation, a data privacy advocacy organization. Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, an international architecture and design firm, has committed to contributing architectural renderings of the campuses of the future pro-bono.

We are currently seeking additional funding from individuals and granting organizations and partnerships with students and parents, educators, education experts and policy makers, administrators, businesses, and universities. If you would like to contribute to the documentary please email