"We need to think about how different ideas/values of the future is linked to our cultural and ethnic values. How do we promote an approach that is not just Western driven, and to nuance this a lot more, how can we include more feminist, in particular feminist women of colour in futures."
Agnès Yun, fondatrice et PDG d'Organic Media Lab, un réseau de laboratoires expérimentant la transformation des médias et des affaires.
Anima, a Moonshot Studio helps governments and private organisations design and start tomorrow's projects from urgent societal challenges, such as climate change or lifelong learning.
He develops and designs VR Experiences to explore new pathway in this emerging medium and further than that, re-imagine and construct alternative futures through speculative design of virtual realities.
As Co-founder and Director of Superflux, she hopes to realise our vision of the Studio as a new kind of design practice, responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.
Andrew's is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, and a member of the art & ecology collective Deep Time Chicago.
Much of Andrew’s work focuses on issues of systemic and social resilience. Andrew currently oversees the ecological, humanitarian, and sustainable development portfolio of Planet, a breakthrough geospatial imaging organization.
Annick is a new media expert since the beginning of the Web at the French daily newspaper “Libération” from 1995 til 2006.
Ariel uses contemporary art and science-fiction to think today’s and tomorrow’s world.
Koosha has released a number of electronic albums and innovative projects since 2015, after a few years of working as sound designer and experimentalist.
Ayodele Arigbabu has over 15 years’ experience delivering projects that cut across architecture, design, film, digital media, publishing, event production and curation; and the development of digital and interactive arts and applications.
To learn the importance of insignificance" is the way he frames a desire to reacquaint himself with a world that is irretrievably entangled, preposterously alive and completely partial.
With two decades of hands-on media experience, paired with his research in fandoms and other communities of practice, Bob's work focuses on creating spaces for intellectual curiosity, accessibility, and audience advocacy.
Art historian and artistic director Brigitte van der Sande has an interdisciplinary approach of international cultural topics, and seeks new connections between different worlds and audiences.
Catherine has been involved in a multi-faceted reflection on the society of tomorrow, extricating our futur, within the Zanzibar science fiction collective.
Chloe is interested in questions surrounding the digital era and its impact on different sectors of society, namely culture and the creative economy.
Chris Julien is responsible for the collective research agenda and methodology of Waag and maintains Waag’s international research network.
Dan is interested in how we understand the world—institutions, the environment, cities, infrastructures, technologies and complex systems around us—how they, in turn, understand us, and how design can help us understand our own agency differently in imagining and creating futures.
Daniel created one of the world's first digital communication agencies, JKLM. In the 1990’s, he contributed to the Internet’s development and evolution.
Dominique Levent is developing projects to boost the Alliance's Innovation capacities.
Dougald Hine is a British-born, Sweden-based social thinker, writer and initiator of a series of projects, his most recent– HOME: A School for Culturemakers.
Within Civic Innovation Network Ellen has the creative lead on the process of collectively building future stories with and for Brussels citizens, to trigger people to think critically about what comes next and stimulate them to work towards it together
Elliott's work focuses on speculative alternatives at the confluence of social, technological and environmental impact.
Emile is working on a new project to help “imaginize the future”: the Imaginarium will be a collaborative workplace where various contributors can come together to create positive stories about the future, combining art, science, research or design.
Estelle Hary is a designer whose practice mixes design fiction and co-design approaches to explore the interplay of technology and society and create spaces of discussions around emerging techno-social issues in order to imagine alternative presents.
Felwine is titular Professor at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, in Senegal. His academic work focuses on economic politics, epistemology and the history of religious ideas.
Futuribles International is a private and independent think-tank created in 1960 and located in Paris. It aims to integrate long-term thinking in decision-making and action. Futuribles produces foresight analyses on main transformations of the contemporary world.
François' work focuses on the ways of living and acting with machines and more particularly with this new and mysterious technique called artificial intelligence.
Her research focuses on innovation management, experience design, as well as emerging social robotics technologies.
A graduate in political sciences, geopolitics and defense, Geoffrey began his career in the Futuribles team, an independent center for study on the contemporary world, as a consultant and researcher.
Guy is a member of the High Committee for Equality between Women and Men and originally with Tatiana Salomon of the movement #JamaisSansElles, commitment of men to stop participating in round tables without female presence.
Jacques is responsible for the Mind the Future program, a futures literacy and foresight program run at technology park Porto Digital.
Jacques-François has been involved in digital innovation since 1982, both as an entrepreneur and a consultant, with a short interruption when he created and directed a publishing house
James recent research projects include a 3 year study on the Portuguese island of Madeira using the location as a living laboratory through a combination of fictional and factual multi-scale energy-related design solutions.
Jerome has created the Tribunal of Future Generations, a show/conference in the form of a trial, that provides an original forum to discuss major future challenges.
"As long as the future, in their great plurality, still give some space to creative media forms, there is a good chance that I will want to explore them."
Jonathan created the AfroCyberPunk blog in 2010 to explore the creative potential of African science fiction and has since published several articles and short stories in various print and online publications.
Jorge has worked on the development of Transicion19s, a transition design toolkit developed specifically to work with diverse stakeholders in Mexico who are interested in driving transition towards sustainable futures in Mexico City.
Ketty's obsession with Time, past, present and future, is reflected in her science fiction short stories.
Khushboo is a Strategic Designer, working on how collaborative methodologies can solve social challenges. As a co-founder of Civic Innovation Network in Brussels, she hopes to bring a systemic change in the city through collaboration and future imagining.
Her work focuses on understanding how to expand and renew technological and organizational imaginaries – and creating tools to enable it.
Malka's science fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus and her doctoral work explores the dynamics of post-disaster improvisation in governments.
Martin's foresight work looks at organizational models through three main axes: the dynamic social, collective intelligence and decision models of leaders.
"As Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation, I work with others to promote literary quality in speculative fiction."
Surrounded by a team of a hundred experts and artists, Mathieu organizes and animates intellectual explorations or LabSession to better identify and project into the world of tomorrow.
Maud introduces artistic approaches to urban fabric methods by establishing programs between artists, local authorities and planners.
Max is focused on speculative design since 2010, he imagines f(r)ictional futures represented by imaginary artefacts, whose usage trigger societal and ethical discussions.
Maya's current research is focused on what she calls the “multispecies polity,” philosophy of language, and expanding studies of political membership beyond the human-centric.
Maya is Senior Researcher at the knowledge centre ‘Applied Futures Research – Open Time’ of the Erasmus University College Brussel.
"One of my iconic works and more relevant today, is the development of a Caribbean Science Fiction scene that takes into account the Afro-Futurist movement"
A big fan of experimental-punk-weird music and films, Miguel Llansó studied philosophy and cinema. His films are made from a dystopian sci-fi and Afrofuturism experience.
"Equality and diversity in speculative fiction are two of my major goals. In a different world, is white still the dominant race of humans? How do we imagine worlds that are free of the biases that exist in the world we have?"
He is both the co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, a futures research agency based in Europe and California, and an Associate Professor at the Geneva School of Arts and Design (HEAD – Genève).
Olivier is releasing a book that mixes art, artscience and human sciences around the issue of transhumanism (feasible? Desirable? Regulable? Irresistible?). It brings together 33 original illustrations by an artist, Hélène Paris, a tale of anticipation and an analysis of the sociology of controversies
"While insisting on ongoing engagement with critical questions in the humanities, and without homogenizing all practices, how do we research at new scales and think about creating institutional spaces and models that might support new forms of work"
Oulimata Gueye co-hosted numerous international multi-disciplinary artistic events dedicated to contemporary art, urban and electronic cultures.
Petra works with documentary theatre and immersive collaborative storytelling in divers media.Her main theme is: Who owns the future?
Puruesh's work mostly involves futures research, knowledge-collaborations and content intelligence within the framework of human security.
Riel has designed over fifty applied futures projects around the world, large and small scale, public and private. He is an accomplished and innovative designer of processes for using the future to make decisions in the present.
Rocio is the Artistic Director of the company, Pulso, where she deploys her universe in her creations and in the process of dramaturgy of the body and new media.
Sangkyo Rho is the author of several books including Organic Business. His research interests include organic networks, organic media, big data, and blockchain.
Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou is the creator of the collaborative research platform 'L'Africaine d'architecture' and founder of WoeLab, a network of Togolese grassroots tech-hubs whose ambition is to "make everyone equal in the face of technology".
Shadreck is one of the leading cultural managers and writers who dares to defy stereo types of African literature and who is changing the perception of Malawian writing.
Dr. Mahmud focuses on the critical needs of the society using systems integration supplemented with optimized connectivity to support health, education, and public safety.
Sheba investigates questions of gender, eco-philosophy, violence and visual cultures, with emphasis on the recuperation of cultural memory.
Sophie has taught at arts and design schools. She has published 3 books and many short stories and essays.
Stephane is the Co-founder of States of Change, an international collective of 25 pioneer organizations in government transformation, and Les Halles Civiques, a network of spaces dedicated to public and civic innovation based in Paris.
Stuart's work aims to distribute and amplify the social capacity for foresight by any media necessary.
Taiyo Fujii is president of SFWJ - Science Fiction and Fantsy Writers of Japan. He wrote and published his first novel via Kindle by developing a specific software design.
Tamer worked at "Les Petits Débrouillards", an NGO , creating tools and workshops to for the articulation of sciences, as to make the subjects understandable for the vast majority.
Thomas teaches strategy, strategic foresight, and futures thinking. His research focuses on the contribution of futures thinking to policymaking and organizational strategy.
Through combining creative coding and physical prototyping, Tomo designs social interactions that provoke and challenge the reality.
My work focuses on the limits of a single modern/colonial imaginary of progress, development and human evolution and the adjacent possibilities of setting our horizons of hope beyond what we can imagine within modern institutions and ways of knowing and being.
Apart from her artistic work, Wytske has published on topics ranging from environmental discourse and climate change, via trauma, domestic violence and the sublime, to health care issues and homelessness.
Concerned with the collective perception of public administration (between threat, uselessness and providence), he combines collective animation and the contribution of science fiction to question the implementation of "innovation" training in the public sphere.
My recent project with Swarovski, Home Shrine tries to illustrate an alternative approach in creating an interaction between us and digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.