Sohail is a global futurist whose work reaches from Australia into Asia. A prolific writer, seasoned academic and experienced consultant. He is the complete package. Come hear how he does his magic.
Tanja is an emerging futurist who has merged the best of the German and Australian approach to Futures. Coming from a corporate background she is now a freelancer who is creating a network of freelancers with a platform that has global ambition.
Dr Cindy Frewen consults, speaks and writes on the future of cities and design futures. After 25 years as an architect, Cindy merged her company with a sustainable design firm, marking her shift to longer term thinking and use of foresight tools to support sustainable city and public work designs.
Appreciating the gifts of traditional systems allows Kieran to support individuals and conventional institutions and see what needs to endure, even as change occurs, and new visions of ‘a good life’ are imagined.
Dr Joseph Voros speaks about his emergence into becoming a foresight educator, the development of the award-winning Generic Foresight Process (GFP) framework, and his abiding focus on the possible futures of humanity and human civilisation, informed by using Big History as the framing perspective.
Steve was the Foresight Manager at global brewer Fosters who first thought Foresight could help him predict the future and now he believes that Foresight can empower people to create the futures they want.
Marcus is a futurist, academic and poet. Hear him explain the anticipatory aesthetic and how he thinks it is very necessary to disturb the peace.
Futures principles and tools have been instrumental in helping Cath build an impressive consultancy career, supporting organisations to maximize social cause and impact.
Jay has had a long career as a consultant and educator. Hear about his twin passions of promoting leadership and assisting communities build powerful visions of their desired future.
Bridgette is a skilled and experienced contributor to the Futures space and has built her career as a feminist pracademic, successfully combining both her design principles and strategic foresight in her teaching work at Swinburne and her consulting work.
In part 2 of his interview Richard discusses the emerging futures, how he explains foresight to people and closes with his advice on how to live in a world that is on the edge of disaster.
In part 1 of his interview Richard discusses his beginnings, his inspirations, his mentors and his journey into the foresight community. He also discusses his favourite methods and concepts.