"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
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics