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The democratization of future-making

Scott Smith and Oscar Tomico


๐ŸŒŽ Climate change, energy transition, public health emergencies like obesity: Today we are facing major transitions and challenges which makes futuring not just all the more vital but also creates a need to make it more inclusive and involve the general population.

๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ In this episode of future talks Oscar Tomico, MDEF Co-Director, is talking to Scott Smith, #futurist and founder and managing partner of Changeist. In the last decade, futuring has undergone a big transition. Scott talks about how futurism has developed and where it stands today, why designers play a key role in futuring, and what the future of futuring will look like.

๐Ÿง  Scott Smith has been working in futures for more than 15 years and in 2007 founded Changeist, a multidisciplinary consulting and research group engaging in a wide-ranging spectrum of activities concerning the future. Changeist works with organizations and companies globally guiding them through possible futures by blending research, sensemaking, engagement and strategy.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Future Talks is a series of conversations with friends of Fab Lab Barcelona, exploring the nature of emerging futures from the past to the present and beyond.

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Credits:

  • Scott Smith
  • Fab Lab Barcelona
  • ELISAVA School of Design & Engineering