The Futures of Agency

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21-X178 - Conversations That Matter: Futures Literacy & The Future - Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller
Thu 03Jun
Thu 17Jun
Virtual Event

An in-depth Futures Literacy Laboratory

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

Event time: Thu 3rd Jun 2021 at 2:00pm - Thu 17th Jun 2021 at 5:00pm

*Please note that this course is being postponed. Please register your interest using the form below to be the first to know about the new dates.

Join us for Futures Literacy’s course, Futures of Agency. Recently named by UNESCO as a critical competency for the 21st Century, Futures Literacy (FL) enables users to make better informed decisions in the present.

Our FL laboratories reveal subconscious assumptions that restrict your capacity to imagine; These biases colonise your visions of “the future”, limiting your perceptions of priority and choice in the present. Futures Literacy emancipates your imagination from these restrictions, enabling you to integrate complexity and novelty into your responses to uncertainty, and drawing on collective intelligence to see and act with greater clarity in the present.



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At A Glance

  • Participate in a complete Futures Literacy Laboratory
  • Discover subconscious assumptions that direct your anticipations and restrict your capacity to imagine with novelty
  • Reframe this thinking to identify new clarity and change how you see and act in the present
  • Learn how you can apply FL in all areas of your life, creations, businesses and organisations
  • Discover how FL can develop greater empathy, compassion, resilience and emergence across communities to support positive change through the global socio-ecological paradigm shift already underway

Participants Will Gain

  • Understanding of how to apply the future more effectively in the present
  • Experience the full FL lab process and how to use and apply FL in life and work
  • Experience the energising results of using collective intelligence to emancipate imaginations and become more emergent in your navigation of uncertainty

Time & Dates

Thursdays, 3rd, 10th, and 17th June at 2pm-5pm.

The Futures of Agency

Experience Futures Literacy for yourself with this futures of agency course, as we use it to overcome poverty of imagination. Transforming attitudes to uncertainty and complexity and revealing new possibilities in the present.

Over three separate sessions, you will:

  • Participate in a full Futures Literacy Lab, led by Loes Damhof, UNESCO Chair on Futures Literacy and Alex Lambie of Open Narratives
  • Use the results to identify new perspectives, understanding and opportunities in the present and new actions you want to take in response
  • Learn how FL can be used by individuals, communities, businesses, NGOs and Governments to be more open to emergence and more resilient to uncertainty
*Please note that this course is being postponed. Please register your interest using the form below to be the first to know about the new dates.
Loes Damhof

Loes Damhof

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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21-X178 - Futures Literacy - Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

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.