Futures

Reframing the Future

In complex uncertain times it is easy to focus on the negative, to be swept away by media hype and the polarising conversations of social media. Yet these times demand that we explore ways in which we can work together to reframe the future. Our use of language, the narratives in our heads and those we share shape us, our culture and the future we weave as the human race.

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Mapping your Digital Equity Ecosystem

This post is the third of a series on digital equity. It considers how we might use the model of digital equity created in the first of the digital equity series to identify what was happening in the digital ecosystem.

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Futures Literacy: Why it matters

This year I have been working with a number of diverse groups that want some futures literacy support. They are very aware of the complex challenges of today’s world but don’t know what to do about these challenges!

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2020 Christmas Reading

It has been an incredibly difficult year for the world and we hope that 2021 will be better! At the same time…who knows? Futures thinking is never a destination or a singular place but a place of multiple possibilities. So as we contemplate futures I think the following question is a great one to ponder.

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Reflections on a Learning City

From 12-18 October Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch convened a series of learning events with a focus on equity, access and innovation. Originally planned to take place in May, the Learning Days events were reformatted for the times and the seeds of ideas for 2021 were planted.

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Beyond a Playbook

Wouldn’t it be great if we could go to a workshop, read a book or check out a blog and it told us how to do things in uncertain times? A recipe or playbook? Unfortunately there is no playbook to get us through these complex times. We just needed to figure out as we went. That is why being adaptive is key.

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