Utopian Stories is a project led by the Nobel Prize Museum together with researchers from the University of Gothenburg, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology, the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki.


Vice President of Education Annika Hedås Falk at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm will be coordinating the activities for schools, such as only school programmes, teacher’s guides and continuing education and networks for teachers.

Literature researcher Camilla Brudin Borg from the University of Gothenburg will analyse the many collected stories of the future and summarise the various potential future worlds they envision.

Professor Alasdair Skelton of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University will be studying and visualising the positive climate impacts of different kinds of adaptations – the changes we’ve made during the pandemic, but also potential futures that are imagined in various stories of the future.

The project group also includes:

Marianne Loor, Communications Manager in the Research Support Office at KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology)

Katriina Siivonen, University Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku in Finland

Hannu Salmi, Professor of Education and Research Director in the Department of Education at the University of Helsinki

Janne Wikström, Project Manager at Hanaholmen Hana Academy – an educational and research political collaboration between Sweden and Finland

Laila Islamovic, Scientific Communicator at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University