Lukas Becht

Project coordinator of ’Economic Collectivism Old and New: Lessons from the Communist and Post-Communist Past’ at the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET). He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the history of scientific future research in Poland and its role in regime change in the second half of the 20th century.


Cover for: Children of the twenty-first century

Youth, culturally associated with the future, seems increasingly afflicted by uncertainty and crises. Can looking ahead be informed by past moments of transition? In 1960s Poland young people’s ‘futurological’ outlooks uncovered the microsocial ambivalences of technological progress, revealing cracks in mass communist ideology.