The Italian word ‘non-finito’ means ‘unfinished’. When encountering unfinished works, an audience assumes a level of autonomy—the empty or white space allows them to complete the work themselves. We dream of a better future, where every individual has a secure space to form their own perspectives, values and rights. To this end, we envision schools of the future that create this space for autonomous self-development by incorporating the unbuilt or unfinished into their approach. This idea will be explored through a looping video installation presented as part of Future School during the Biennale Architettura 2021.