Closes and opens: a history of Edinburgh’s futures

"Closes and Opens" is a film about the regeneration of the Old Royal Infirmary into the new home of the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Living Through Covid

Image of Princes St with Scott Monument

An exhibit showcasing various creative work depicting the experience of living through the Covid-19 pandemic, captured by Cyrenians frontline staff working in the homelessness sector.

South College Street

Image text reads South College Street

Information about artworks and images at the South College Street building, the interim home of EFI students before moving into the new building.

Utopia Lab

Three people writing in a workshop

Our Utopia Labs are “no-spaces,” places where everyone is welcome to join us in dreaming futures that inspire our experience of the present.

EFI Student Exhibitions

collage of student exhibition projects

Our space for sharing creative work produced by Edinburgh Futures Institute Students, and other University of Edinburgh students working with EFI on world-changing projects.

Recycling a Hospital

Block of wood with tools

Our ‘Recycling a Hospital’ project aims to reuse materials from the reconstruction of the Old Royal Infirmary, the future home of the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Why can’t we work together?

People sitting in a circle, only their lower bodies are visible in this image.

Dr Kristy Docherty, Director of Public Services at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, argues that for complex collaborations to be successful, we need to re-focus on relationships.

Engaging students online

Illustration depicting online learning

Dr James Lamb shares his experience with fusion teaching and reflects on ways to improve student engagement online by thinking beyond the face-to-face/online dichotomy.

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