Copyright: Joseph VorosGeneric Foresight Process
Prospection What might happen? Create “forward views” or “images of the future” We cannot know the future, and therefore wehave to envision and subsequently create it. Purpose: To generate some alternative futures. Visioning Scenarios
Archetype The Wanderer The WiseElderThe WorldChangerThe Disruptor TheArtistTheClownA.K.AVariants“TheSerendipitySeeker”The Wisewoman,The Wise man,The WizardThe Do-Gooder,The SocialInnovator, TheDreamerThe HackerTheentrepreneurThe Creative,The BohemianThe JesterThe TricksterThe HoboThe TrampThe Bum‘Call toAdventure’New ideas,people,places…SerendipityA community ofchangemakersAn opportunityto break,hack/disruptInspiration To become awise teacher ofsociety (thewise fool)When do theyleave thescene/game?They alwaysleave for newthings. Youcannot keepthese.In a coffin… When thesystem ishacked.When theirartwork isfinished. Whenthey‟re nolonger inspired.When theshow is overMetaneeds Novelty,Aliveness,ProcessUnity-Wholeness,TranscendenceCompassion,Goodness,RadicalChange,Beauty,CreativityPlayfulness,Audience,AbsurdityPathogenicDeprivationBoredom,Mechanizing oflifeBlack/Whitedichotomies,FragmentationFrustration,Injustice,CynicismInsecurity,Cynicism,AngerUgliness, Lossof tasteHumorlessness, Depression
The PatronWhat‟s his „call to adventure‟?A missing archetype…
The bridges between…1. Ownership and Members. The bridge between is freedom.Hubbers are free agents and they enact their agential freedomand identify with, and own, their individual and collectiveactions. They live a freedom of self enfolded within largercollective fields of freedom.2. Members and Structure. The bridge between is wisdom.Hubbers enact wise choice. Within the field of choice, wiseaction is clarified and catalysed. Their agency and intentionalstructures catalyse novel solutions to seemingly impossibleproblems.3. Structure and Ownership. The bridge between is hope.Hubbers create their futures within varieties of fields of hope.As owners of their futures, they write the script, build thescaffolds, and create the structures that enable the realisationof hopeful futures. @njhoughton
Visioning A vision is a compelling, inspiringstatement of a preferred future which wewant to create. Imagine new, completely different futuresfrom today. But not how to create these… Opens up a creative space free fromconstraints.
ScenariosCopyright: Maree Conway – Thinking Futures - http://thinkingfutures.net/resources/scenario-planning/ -Adapted from Ged Davis, Scenarios as a Tool for the 21st Century, Shell International, 2002.
OutputThe output phase is the most visible part of theGeneric Foresight Process to the generalpublic…… if more people can be attracted and temptedby well-designed and thought-provoking outputfrom foresight processes, more people will thinkabout and act on their preferred futures.
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