Now no longer active but, for a number of years, this creative research collective focused on exploring creative responses to economic crises. Future State was co-founded by Stephanie Feeney, along with Goldsmiths, University of London colleagues Derval Tubridy and Ruth Annett in early 2012. It was richly supported by regular contributions from other researchers and artists. Originating from my Masters thesis research and, more specifically from ‘The Future State of Ireland‘ conference, Future State was founded on a shared belief that creative responses offer an alternative perspective on financial crises that are almost exclusively discussed in the technical jargon of economics and politics.