‘Futuring’ can help us survive the climate crisis. And guess what? You’re a futurist too

Wed, 5 Feb 2020 04:06:21 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Futuring means thinking systematically about the future, drawing on
scientific data, analysing trends, imagining scenarios (both plausible
and unlikely) and thinking creatively. A crucial part of the process is
thinking hard about the kind of future we might want to avoid and the
steps needed to work toward a certain desired future.

But futurists aren’t magical people who sweep in and solve problems for
you. They facilitate discussions and collaboration but the answers
ultimately come from communities themselves. Artists and writers have
been creatively imagining the future for millennia. Futuring is a
crucial part of design and culture-building.

My research looks at how futuring can help communities work toward a
just and fair transition to a drastically warmer world and greater
weather extremes."

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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