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APF Friends of Foresight: Spiral to the Stars









Association of Professional Futurists is hosting APF Friends of Foresight: Spiral to the Stars

On the 20th of August, the Association of Professional Futurists brings you another Friends of Foresight, Spiral to the Stars: An exploration of Indigenous-way finding tools and methods in futures thinking and practice. All members, non-members, and friends of APF are invited.

???? When: August 20, 2021 | 8:00 PM, Sydney (GMT +10)
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For more details, visit https://lnkd.in/gkUTw6i

How might we build genuine, novel, authentic and radical futures that empower communities to imagine, speculate, and ignite their dreams and visions of what can be? How might we link and sense make of the narratives of our ancestors, us and our stories and our future children and kin to innovate and strategize better today? Are there indigenous way-finding tools that we could learn and use to make foresight practice more robust, heterogenous, ethical, intergenerational-driven, plural, inclusive and diverse? What is indigeneity in futurity? What is indigenous foresight exactly? Can communities, whatever that might be, activate their own futures without the need of an expert? Are there indigenous foresight participatory tools and methods that we can use that allow for a foresight conversation that is rooted in culture and transformative memories of the future?

The next APF Friends of Foresight: Spiral to the Stars, wishes to reveal, discover, re-think and re-imagine professional foresight and futures thinking concepts and practice as we know it today. By providing a space to unpack and discuss indigenous narratives, tools, and inspirations, we open ourselves to heterogeneity and plurality of insights, experiences and stories on how futures and foresight are emerging and applied to different settings, cultures, societal and organizational contexts. The Spiral to the Stars session reflects on indigeneity in futurity, as friends share their perspectives, views, and experiences on the subject.

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Scenario Exploration System (SES)









The Scenario Exploration System (SES) is a board game to facilitate the practical use of scenarios from foresight studies.

The purpose of the SES is to have participants experience and act through plausible alternative futures, by thinking and conversing outside of their usual frame of reference. The aim is not to play a game and win, but rather to promote a constructive conversation amongst key actors, and to promote integrated long-term thinking in a spirit of collaboration.


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Call for papers on Reconceptualising Foresight








Contribution to a Special Issue – Call for Papers: FR EN
Closing date (abstracts): 30 June 2021 (notification: 25 July)

Re-conceptualising Foresight and Its Impact: Experiences in Decolonising Futures from the Global South

We welcome publications in all languages, as long as an English translation is also made available. Please share it within your own networks: We look forward to reading your piece or the piece of any person you may have found relevant.

Guest Editors:
Geci Karuri-Sebina, University of Witwatersrand

Riel Miller, UNESCO

Kwamou Eva Feukeu, UNESCO and University of Lancaster

Closing date (abstracts): 30 June 2021 (notification: 25 July)

Submission portal opens: 1 July 2021

Author submission deadline: 30 October 2021

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2021 Institute for African Futures free printable calendar

  2021 Institute for African Futures free printable calendar

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Next Generation Foresight Practitioners 2021








Next Generation Foresight Practitioners

The Joseph Jaworski Main Award is open to anyone between the ages of 18-35 or with less than five years' experience as a foresight practitioner. It will support one Winner and a cohort of Special Awardees to develop both personally and professionally. Enter as a team or individual.

Please don't forget to submit your application. You have until 23:59 GMT+1 on 31 May 2021 to enter


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The Future of Work Online event







The Future of Work, 18 May 2021, 10:00-14:00 SAST, Online event

University of Pretoria to host first Nobel Prize Dialogue to take place in Africa

The Nobel Prize Dialogue, with ‘The Future of Work’ as its theme, aims to bring science and society closer and stimulate creative thinking by gathering a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, key opinion leaders, policy makers, students, researchers, and the general public. Many questions will be raised during the dialogue, such as: “What is the ‘new normal’ for working life?” “What benefits does diversity bring to the workplace?” “How does an ageing global population change the labour market?” “And how is the COVID-19 pandemic changing the nature of work?”


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