[ resources ]
[ trends ]
Sitra is an active Finnish fund for the future that was gifted the the Finnish people by the Parliament on the country's 50th anniversary. It brings together researchers and partners from different sectors to compile trends and mega trends and to do research into important issues that will shape the future. Sitra is independent of Finnish government, instead reporting directly to parliament.
The Institute for the Future is an American organisation that does great deep research into different areas. They work with most of the Fortune 500 companies and provide really interesting analysis of industry level change.
[ weak signals ]
Weak signals are the first indicators of changes that may become significant in the future. Sitra also provides interpretations of the signals to support future-oriented work.
[ fun links to explore ]
My project that I briefly mentioned. This is an example of experiential futures. If you check back after the 15th of November there will be a new gallery on display.
Before diving into this make sure you watch Kate Raworth's TED talk on Doughnut Economics. A fascinating look at how we can reprioritise what it means to 'succeed'. I am also part of Regen Sydney a group who is working with a number of companies, organisations and government departments to not only shift economic frameworks towards the doughnut but also see the doughnut being used in annual reporting. In the mean time this personal doughnut is quite fun to do.