24th World Conference

28th October, 2021 (Thursday)
Parallel session

Participatory Futures

Session Chairs
Senior Research Fellow, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Co-Editor, World Futures Review
Chief Pollinator, Participatory Futures Global Swarm
Workshop facilitators
Senior Researcher, Research Center Open Time | Applied Futures Research, Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Science and Arts, Belgium
Images of the Futures & Co-creation, UNESCO Chair
Collaborator to the UNESCO Chair on Images of the Futures and Co-creation, UNESCO
Session Description

This session introduces Participatory Futures with an emphasis on games and simulations. Featuring cases and examples from around the world, including projects organized by the United Nations, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the European Commission, the governments of UAE and Singapore. This presentation sets up the hybrid gaming session that follows. As the “Our Futures” game is online, there is an opportunity to stage a seamlessly blended experience where in-person participants and those online can interact and engage in futures-driven play. In the second part of the session, card decks, board games and facilitated games will be played in smaller in-person groups. This is an excellent opportunity to come and taste some of the many gaming variations available for participatory futures work.