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Social Innovation Foresight

Social Innovation Foresight is the Forum for Social Innovation Sweden’s new concept that combines live events with a series of videos.

Each Foresight will bring the future to you by thought leaders, big thinkers, and pioneers from around the world. With Foresight, we will give you an opportunity to listen to and watch innovative and creative keynotes and talks that stimulate new ideas and develop knowledge. Together we can make society equitable and regenerative through collective intelligence, transformation, and social innovation.

Foresight #2 on Redefining peripheries

What happens if we refer to the countryside as center and redefine peripheries? What do we need to do to make radical imagination of future living in the countryside and in cities become reality?

In Social Innovation Foresight#2 on Redefining peripheries Yotam Ben-Hur, architect, designer, and researcher, now working at Harvard University School of Design and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) will start with a keynote, followed by a talk with Jan Åman, Curator and consultant now working with Duved Framtid in Jämtland, in the middle of Sweden, and Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson, Professor in Urban studies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Malmö University.

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.

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.