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13th November 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT
Speculative Futures Central Scotland is delighted to invite you to a lunchtime conversation on participatory futures with Finn Strivens and Eva Oosterlaken from Futurall, a research and design studio building hope, agency and action towards more equitable futures. They will share their work, approach and next steps in participatory futures practice. Trying to focus on what they would have changed about previous projects, the event will start an interactive discussion about how collaborative Futures practices can creatively engage people to drive change.
Speculative Futures Central Scotland is programmed by Andthen and the Data + Design Lab based at the Edinburgh Futures Institute. We are interested in hosting discussions about applied futures — we want to learn about how people are addressing long-term issues in their organisations, from understanding the role of long-term thinking in policy design to understanding the challenges of using futures in large corporates. Speculative Futures Central Scotland is a component chapter of the global Speculative Futures community.
Finn is a designer and futurist, specialising in playful participation. He is founder and creative lead at Futurall, and is creative lead on SOIF’s National Strategy for the Next Generations programme; a systems change programme looking to help the UK government to make policy in a long term and participative way. He is an NGFP fellow and the inaugural winner of the NGFP Walkabout Prize.
Eva is a co-founder of creative studio Futurall, and previously worked as a design researcher for digital supermarket Picnic in Amsterdam where she worked to structurally improve the customer and employee experience across the company. In 2020, she graduated with a master’s in Global Innovation Design from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Industrial Design from Delft University of technology.