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Imagined Futures with Cecilia Aversa

I could define myself as a facilitator. As a civil servant, I’ve been devoted for more than a decade to discover the potential of innovative ecosystems, and encourage amazing talents to achieve outstanding goals with social impact, from Earth to Space… As a Professor, I am a challenger. Educating future generations of leaders demands great responsibility and commitment to inspire them to think big for doing big, regardless -and sometimes…
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Coronavirus: A Historic Opportunity

This article was originally posted on medium by Alex T. Steffen ABSTRACT We are in a historic moment to reset our societal and leadership values, and emerge as a stronger species, and possibly avoid major issues that can really cripple us. It is the middle of March 2020. The Corona crisis is hitting the world. The leadership in most developed countries is struggling and paralysed. The weaknesses of our economic…
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The Church of God vs. The Church of Capitalism

This article was originally posted on medium by Chakameh Shafii During a recent visit to an art collection here in Berlin, I saw a work by Yngve Holen which was the headlight and rear lights of a Mercedes Benz installed on a blank wall. The curator explained that the artist was highlighting our segregation of a society based on the car we drive. Take a second to think about that,…
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Imagined Futures with Ty Fujimura

Who is Ty Fujimura and what is most important for people to know about you? I don’t think it’s important for people to know about me specifically, but I do think I have a perspective on life and work that people may benefit from hearing. I take the art of living very seriously. I think this is a good thing, so long as one doesn’t overdo it, as I am…
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Imagined Futures with Mary Jo Madda

Describe your ideal Imagined future in 10 years in 3 words. I can tell you right now — it’s all words that start with the letter “E.” Equity. Empathy. Ethics. Elaborate on an ideal future that you imagine. Whether this takes ten years or more than fifty years to get to, I want to see a world where people recognize that the “meritocracy” concept is a myth. I hope that…
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Imagined Futures with Sascha Mombartz

Who is Sascha Mombartz and what is most important for people to know about you? Sascha Mombartz is someone who lives in New York. My dad is German and my mom’s from Malta. My dad worked for the German Foreign Service, so I grew up all over the place. When people ask me where I’m from, I don’t really say I’m German. I feel like identity or where I am…
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Futures for All: How Futurism can help Define the Next Decade

This article was co-written with Travis Kupp When people discuss the future, they often have many ideas and perspectives that inform their vision of what it will be. Futurism is a field of study that brings various methodologies and practices to exploring and imagining the future in a structured and disciplined fashion. The field has evolved significantly since its inception over half a century ago, when it began as a…
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Imagined Futures with Margaret Trainor

Who is Margaret Trainor and what is most important for people to know about you? The most important things for people to know about me and what I value most about myself is that I have a fair amount of irreverence both for myself and the people around me. Another thing they should know is that I am an optimistic person and I think you pick up on that when…
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Imagined Futures with Benjamin Tirone Nunes

Who is Benjamin Tirone Nunes? The question of who I am has been influenced by the places and people that I came into the world around. I am a culturally diverse person. I grew a mix of cultures those being Portuguese, English, German and Italian. I grew up in Portugal going to a german school and then speaking english at home. I was influenced by Italian food through my mother,…
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Imagined Futures with Richard Wilhelmer

Who is Richard Wilhelmer? I am Richard Wilhelmer. I’m Managing Director and one of the founders of Beluga. Beluga is a strategic design consultancy. What we do is combine research and classical methods of market research with innovation and consumer-centric design. We work to bridge the gap between gathering and interpreting knowledge, to create new products and strategies for corporates and foundations. I also have a background in art and…
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