The Home of the 2020s

How can we build more resilient housing and improve our mental health at home? July 7 we discussed how to futureproof home design and home life, at the #PRIMER21 Conference organized by the The Design Futures Initiative. We introduced our Report “The Home of the 2020s: Making our Homes more Resilient” and presented some of the results fromContinue reading “The Home of the 2020s”

Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

I had the immense privilege to be speaking at the “International Forum of Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment” remarkably organized by ICESCO.En – Islamic World Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization! Thank you so much for the kind invitation, I am so grateful! You can now watch the replay of the event

[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House

This is a Future Fiction piece in honor of Pride Month, exploring the future of gender, fashion, and homes in the context of a “content home” in 2030. Read the full text on Predict. It has now been five years since I joined the Kilt House, and not a single boring day has gone byContinue reading “[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House”

A Philosophy of the Future(s)

Listen to the replay of my lecture on “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about this topic at Global Foresight Summit among so many inspirational sessions – Association of Professional Futurists World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight FFWD – Futures Intelligence & Strategic Foresight. Call to Action! We now need to build thatContinue reading “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”

The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021

Grey Swan Guild — News Wrap Edition: #19 of Vol. 1 These are a series of stories and headlines we are tracking in theGrey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers Newsroom. Here is The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of what we observed this week. Despite our eager impatience to learn what happens during the Friends Reunion,Continue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021”

Beyond Uncertainty: A Philosophy of the Future(s)

Join us next week at Global Foresight Summit. Foresight researcher Sylvia Gallusser will scan over centuries of philosophy to understand how the future has been addressed by philosophers. We will also investigate how philosophy provides a framework to think about the futures and augments our foresight techniques. We will eventually present applications in the field of ethics andContinue reading “Beyond Uncertainty: A Philosophy of the Future(s)”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Domestic Violence under Lockdown (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Veronica is 42 years old.Continue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown”

How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?

“Have you ever heard of people that are paid to contemplate the future? It’s true! They exist. They are called Futurists. They even have their own training and schools they attend. And no, they are not psychics. They utilize analysis of big data, trends, and other mental exercises to predict multiple models of possible futuresContinue reading “How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?”

The Importance of Future-proofing your Business

How can corporate leaders and entrepreneurs use foresight technics and include futurists in their team to future-proof their business? Discover the futurist profession and its many applications in the business world! With Lea Scher, Co-founder at Future Agency, Futurist Sylvia Gallusser introduces the Strategic Foresight methodology and discusses the urge for businesses to engage inContinue reading “The Importance of Future-proofing your Business”

Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)

By Philosophy of the Future, we mean “Philosophy addressing the topic of the Future”, not the Evolution of Philosophy in the Future. The topic of the Future of Philosophy is quite popular as we witness a regain in curiosity for the philosophical practice, be it in open classes for the general audience, on airwaves, podcast,Continue reading “Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)”

The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021

Edition: #12 of Vol 1 These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. The selection and the news wraps are intended to shed light and a new lens on a complicated and complex world week. April is National Poetry Month. On this 25th anniversaryContinue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021”

“Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?

“All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) “The only good thing for man is to be diverted so that he will stop thinking about his circumstances.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) Philosophy of the Bedroom and Home Entertainment In his Pensées, French philosopher Blaise Pascal introduces usContinue reading ““Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?”

X-ing From Home and The Future of Work

On March 24, I was invited to talk to international business students as part of a course about “Future Scenarios & Social Change in the Emerging Economies”. Futures Studies Professor Mario Reyes currently offers this curriculum at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Thank you Mario for the kind invitation and wonderful exchange of ideas! The classContinue reading “X-ing From Home and The Future of Work”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Aging in Place in times of COVID (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Mary AnnContinue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Contamination Anxiety

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Contamination Anxiety (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “David is 34 years of ageContinue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Contamination Anxiety”

Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian

Just sharing one of my Flashes from the Future. I love to explore the many dimensions of well-aging as an holistic approach, based on Physical exercise, Mental exercise, Connection to nature, Art therapy, Social interaction, Community bonding, Work/feeling useful, Intergenerational activities, Spiritual openness, Meditation/mindfulness, etc. All this being available to most of us, even beforeContinue reading “Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian”

The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am very lucky and grateful to have recently joined a fantastic organization called Grey Swan Guild as a board member. Not only is it an amazing intellectual connection with futures thinkers and sensemakers from all over the world (Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia, Uruguay, etc.), but building relationships in a distance during the pandemic isContinue reading “The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Ecosystems in Motion

To kick-off the year, I was humbled to be invited to talk at the Inauguration day of the Ecosystems in Motion tour organized by Michel Saloff-Coste and the Université Catholique de Lille. I gave an introduction to Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight, and particularly underlined the differences between the French-born Prospective School and the Anglo-SaxonContinue reading “Ecosystems in Motion”

What Futurists Can Bring To Entrepreneurs (and vice-versa)

During this SuperBinar, we investigated how entrepreneurs can leverage foresight to conduct their business to success, we explore commonalities between Go-To-Market Strategy and Strategic Foresight, and how to combine them to be prepared for our possible futures.

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