Our fellows are the winners and special awardees from the 2019 and 2018 awards. They are a diverse and global group of young futures thinkers. Who are shaping the future of their communities and the field. They are just some of the people in our sensing-network of future-alert activists.
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Prateeksha is a multidisciplinary designer based in Canada and India. Her project collaboratively explores how applying a living system lens to a design-futures and arts-based practice can provide additional tools and perspectives for working with complex yet adaptive challenges. It seeks to take her inclusive futures framework called Lotusand to create an online interactive resource for all practitioners.
Decolonizing Futures: Exploring Storytelling as a Tool for Inclusion in Foresight. A novel, non-Western approach to foresight inspired by folk-storytelling tradition, Kaavad, from Rajasthan, India, this tool is the first and only Foresight method directly derived from a non-western practice/tradition. Pupul will be broadening the approach to non-native speakers through translation of her approach, and workshops with multilingual communities.
Africa Special Award 2019
Pilot of Prototype testing the Futures Literacy Labs in Nigeria
Education (joint award) 2018
Future-maker: Bringing futures to schools to help kids to deal with complexity, uncertainty and accelleration and to become an entrepreneur of their own future – to build visions and shape their future. Aileen seeks to scale and bring their work across Germany.
National / Local Policy 2019
Pilot and development of a simple framework to distil futures analysis into key policy messages and recommendations for decision-makers.
South America 2018
A 7-year effort to understand what a community-led foresight means in practice and in theory; what does it mean to build the individual and organizational capacity to think systematically about and imagine the future in the context of marginalized communities.
All Tomorrow’s Futures: connecting artistic and creative practice with foresight. A project series starting with futures of energy in Australia.
Africa, and Main Award runner up 2018
Development of a futures lab to bring participatory foresight approaches to young professionals across Africa and support them to shape their future.
International Policy 2019
To support the Future Governance Agency for a deeper purpose of promoting an increased understanding of governance innovation.
Futures Literacy – A collaboration to enable 15-17 year olds to reach their potential. Designing innovative processes for schools to shift how futures work and careers advice works in Wales and internationally.
Project to drive positive and future-fit community planning in a town planning context and pilot for an urban planning 'Futures Toolkit'
Foresight pollinators: a multidisciplinary community of practice building the wider field of futures-led inquiry.
Building on experience driving a collaborative, human-centered approach to tackling future-shock in American healthcare, Daniel aims to explore how Colombians feel about a peaceful future... to explore future memorials and devleop a collective memory toolkit.
Group Award 2019
A project to support designers to design future possibilities in Mobility for congested metropolitan cities.
Communication, communication, communication. Elliot aims to further develop a platform for communication in foresight, early warning and conflict analysis – to create a space for sharing, debate on trends, theory and practice in the "Slow Thinking Resource Centre".
Having pioneered the Future According to Women at MISC Magazine, Emily seeks to understand representations of female genitalia in popular culture to speculate on the future of those who identify as women – from iconography to new aspirations.
Education (Joint Award) 2018
Pilot in Netherlands to embed futures work into Primary and Secondary schools alongside teacher in training programmes. Erica is capturing and sharing best practice approaches and tools. Helping students become the entrepreneur's of their own future.
National/Local Policy 2018
Working towards a center for prospective and strategic thinking in Latin America, that can support the region to understand take advantage of disruptive technologies and the fourth industrial revolution.
Foresight for Cities. Working with cities to help them support their citizens and better prepare for cities – through participation and novel methods including future tables, future maps, games and prototyping. Justyna aims to develop a blueprint for cities to use foresight with impact.
Creation of a school for young futurists (15-25 years old) to promote social justice globally and in their local contexts.
North America 2019
To translate futures games from analog to digital to allow their impact to scale across communities through online resources, training and tutorials.
A participatory approach to experiential futures to help build capacity and communicate complex emerging problems.
North America 2018
A personal experiential futures technique – Making the futures present with inspiration from theatre and design to drive creativity and challenge assumptions.
Visual stories on global risks: spinoff of her award-winning 2016 political comic book The Global Kid to enlighten both youth and adults on today's global risks, how they may evolve in the future and how we may tackle them.
Addressing internal barriers to self-valuation, and quality of decision-making in the lives and futures of Mexican women.
Middle East 2019
Solutions for water-energy-food security Nexus in MENA and SSA, using participative foresight.
Latin America 2019
Participative scenarios to address Brazilian development challenges.
Creation of a futures space in Bangladesh to support people to explore and create their preferred futures.
The future identity of Kazakhstani citizens.
Building on his experience building makerspaces and a Sustainable Living Lab in Singapore. Veerappan aims to build futures-based communities and create a toolkit to help people imagine and design their own futures.
International Policy 2018
Founder of the Young UN Policy Lab on Frontier Issues. A crowd-sourcing platform to identify emerging issues that will impact future societies. Ozge seeks to expand the labs ideas in providing and generating out the box solutions for Agenda 2030. A future UN that is fit for the future.
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