What does the future of inclusion in social spaces look like?

Cornelia Daheim and Christian Schoon led a workshop at the conference “Communities become inclusive” by Aktion Mensch. Using a tailored version of the Future Disruptions Game, the participants were enabled to think creatively about the relevant fields, at the intersection of trends and the future of inclusion and communities.

The players created scenarios for the communal social space by throwing the dice, reflected about possible effects and consequences and shared them with the other participants in a short discussion. A documentation (in German) can be found on the Aktion Mensch website.

Let the dice roll: Future Disruptions Game now available for download

Conventional methods often bring about conventional results. Especially in the area of ​​disruptive developments, traditional methods reach their limits. If you want to think ‘out-of-the-box’, you should also venture methodically into new fields – and with the Future Disruption Game we are breaking new ground and approaching the future in a playful way. The game mechanisms favour creativity and push group dynamics into more inventive and daring realms of reflection.

The game was originally developed by Cornelia Daheim for the Evonik GameChanger Event in September 2016 in Antwerp and has since been used in various Future Impacts project settings. We are pleased to announce the publication of a full version of the game for the topics Education, Food, Work, Healthcare and Transportation under a Creative Commons license to make it available to the futurist and innovator community.The download includes all materials needed to produce and play the game yourself.

If you would like to have us facilitate a game session in your organization or if you are interested in a version adapted to your topic of choice, please contact us (just send an email to info@future-impacts.de). You’re also welcome to share your impressions with us when you’ve played the game.

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Announcing the publication of “2050 – The Future of Work”

Cornelia Daheim and Ole Wintermann recently evaluated interim results of the global Delphi study of the internationally active think tank – The Millennium Project. Under the motto “We do not know exactly what is coming, but we can shape it”, the authors present the results of the worldwide expert survey. You can now download the study in English on the Bertelsmann Foundation website HERE.

Podcast about the Future of Women

Cornelia Daheim discusses the Future of Women in a podcast series on this topic, realized by Dr. Claire Nelson from Futures Forum. For example, she predicts we will soon be able to visit a „Museum of Patriarchy“ and that in 2030, choosing your gender has become a human right. See the video HERE.

EU Commission For-Know Project: How can global trends be used in foresight?

Cornelia Daheim supports the For-Know project of the European Commission Joint Research Centre in her role as one of three steering committee members. On 18th November 2016 a one-day workshop took place to pilot a foresight policy-engagement tool based on a set of global megatrends. The workshop was also used to gather the experience and good practice of foresight practitioners in engaging policy-makers and other stakeholders in long-term and systems-thinking processes. The For-Know project aims to establish a repository of megatrends and a tool for using such trends in policy-making, mainly at European level. Find the report of the workshop HERE and watch a video HERE.