Brave New World Exhibition

Brave New World is an international collaboration between the UK, The Netherlands and Germany to explore the complex and troubling issue of eugenics and the impact that “eugenic logic” imposed on disabled communities has had both in the past and in the present.

Looking back to the T4 euthanasia programme and Francis Galton’s original eugenic ideals, and forward to contemporary genetic screening policies, we believe that similar ideas underpin both old and new manifestations: some lives are worth more than others. In effect, we believe that it is important, not only to remember history, but to recognise its contemporary relevance.