unlock the future, to undo it from so-calleddefault futures or official futures predicted byexperts, banks, corporations, news headlines,individuals, etc.In fact, futures studies are not at all aboutprediction as the future cannot be known.
To Jim Dator, “there are no future facts andthere are no past possibilities”Futures studies are concerned with creating thefuture rather than predicting it.
Basic futures concepts• Preferred future - desired• Probable future – likely based on currenttrends and strategies• Possible futures – full range of alternatives(Sohail Inayatullah, 2012)
Core futures thinking• Not one future but futureS• Humans have agency, they can influence thefuture• The image of the future pulls toward a future• Question assumptions to create alternativefutures (Sohail Inayatullah, 2012)
Is the future of the first peoplenations/communities colonized?
Why indigenous community foresight?• Explore and develop a model for the future of thefirst people of Saranggani and the futuregenerations• Gain insight from our engagements and excitingdiscussion and act on it!• We are all eligible to create the future• Reconfigure the present from the future• Purpose is not merely to forecast but to createthe future that we want for Saranggani
Why indigenous community foresight?• Re-emergence of the cultural• Wave of cultural power• The emerging cultural infrastructure epidemic• Modernity is shaping/morphing to fit withculture/local/spiritual – Transmodernism
Re-emergence of the indigenousculture/peoples/communities
Munato Alternative Futures?• What will the future be like in the year 2040?• What are your fears about the future?• What are your hopes, your visions of the future?• What is missing? Are there hidden assumptions,things that we took for granted from the futureforecasted or desired?• What is your preferred, your desired future?• What actions can we take to achieve thatpreferred future? (Thanks to Sohail)
1. STEEP Scanning (30 mins)What are the issues, events, developments thatmight influence (drivers. Influencers) the future ofMunato in the years to come?Social –Technological –Environmental –Economic –Political -