Foresight #1 on Social Imagination
In society and as individuals we have lost our imaginative skills. We no longer imagine a utopian society, only dystopic social futures. Is there an imagination crisis? If so, why? And how can we overcome it and find new paths to social imagination?
Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL), starts with a keynote followed by a talk with Cassie Robinson, Strategic Designer now working with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Roope Mokka, Co-founder of Demos Helsinki, a futurist and urbanist with focus on social transformations.
The event is moderated by Johanna Koljonen, a well-known and popular Finnish-Swedish media analyst, author and experience designer with a background in radio and TV.
Further reading and inspiration
Authors, webpages and books
A good model for Social Transformation: The three horizons framework
Three Horizons Framework – a quick introduction
The New Institute
Rob Hopkins, From What is to What if
Ann Pendleton-Jullian & John Seely Brown, Pragmatic Imagination
Madeleine Bunting, Labour of love
Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing wealth
Dark Matter Labs
Open Systems Lab
Graham Leicester, International Futures Forum (IFF)
The Change Makers
Rob Hopkins, From What If to What Next