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Conversations That Matter: Futures Literacy & The Future
Wed 19May
Virtual Event

Conversations that Matter on Futures

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

Event time: Wed 19th May 2021 at 7:00pm - Wed 19th May 2021 at 8:30pm

A one hour journey into the powerful capability of Futures Literacy. Giving a taste of what it has to offer you, how you can apply it and why UNESCO named it a critical competency for the 21st century.


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Coming soon in May

What if, how we seek to solve the problem, is the problem?

We live in a period of massive environmental, social and cultural upheaval, under a ubiquitous shadow of dystopian narratives that colonise our futures. Uncertainty, the most natural state of things, has become humanity’s greatest fear, but used correctly it can be a powerful navigation tool, enabling us to democratise and decolonise futures instead.

This talk will be delivered via Zoom and is brought through gift economy (donations). Please donate, & be sure to add the note “FUTURES”.

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A Taste of Futures

Seemingly surrounded by existential threats, how can you orientate yourself effectively in the face of uncertainty and complexity?

During this session, Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie and Steve Fuller will take us on a journey into the powerful capability of Futures Literacy. Futures Literacy helps you to use “the future” more effectively and efficiently in the present; To overcome poverty of imagination and become more open to emergence.

Giving a taste of their Futures Literacy Labs, of what this capability has to offer to you and to global society and why UNESCO has named it a critical competency for the 21st century.

Conversations That Matter

Hawkwood is a place to grow, a place to create, and a place for conversation. Join us in Conversation with Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller on Futures Literacy. This session will give you an insight into the powerful capabilities of Futures Literacy.

We commit to opening up spaces for people to come together and have #ConversationsThatMatter. This explorative and widely inclusive ground is to share, connect and speak from or for our rapidly changing world. Click to see our full series.

Practical Information

The event will be held in real-time with the tutor via the Zoom platform and streamed live and published to our Facebook and YouTube.

Sign up to the Zoom platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the internet.

Date & Time

19th May 2021 at 19:00 – 18:30

How to Register

Register by clicking on the button above to confirm your attendance and to receive the Zoom link.

This talk will be delivered via Zoom and is brought through gift economy (donations). Please donate, & be sure to add the note “FUTURES”. Donate Here

Loes Damhof

Loes Damhof

Collaborating through Open Narratives, Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller are working to grow the understanding and use of Futures Literacy in The UK and internationally. They have worked together on projects with and for partners including UNESCO, Museum of Tomorrow International, Futures Oriented Museums, Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies and Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

Loes Damhof and her team at Hanze University of Applied Science were rewarded with a UNESCO Chair on Futures Literacy for their work researching the impact of Futures Literacy and the design principles of FL interventions. In addition to her research and teaching practices, she consults and trains staff of international organizations including UNESCO, UNFCCC, ClimateKIC, UN, CIFS and Oxfam in multidisciplinary projects.

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Alex Lambie

Alex Lambie is an artist and social entrepreneur. His work focuses on dialling down cerebral investigation and stepping more regularly into enquiry through the senses. An installation of his work at The RSA last year included an FL Lab run with Loes Damhof, introducing leading UK activists to the capability, since when he has worked closely with Loes in the creation and delivery of FL labs internationally.

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Conversations That Matter: The Future

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller is co-founder of The House, a game changing business, culture and brand consultancy that helps enlightened business leaders do well by doing good. By tackling the big social and environmental issues, his clients are working to build genuine movements for positive change. Steve believes FL is an essential tool in exploring and articulating visions for better futures for generations to come. He is working closely with Loes and Alex to grow FL use and understanding across the UK.

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