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Kesäkoulu 2017 – Summer School 2017
 

Summer School “Futures of a Complex World”
12–15 June 2017 in Turku, Finland.

The Summer School consists of two parts:


14–15 June: "Futures Literacy Laboratory: Complex Futures of Human Settlement 2050"

14 June Wednesday: 10.00* to 18.00
15 June Thursday: 9.00* to 16.00
*Start times are real, not academic times.
 
Description
The two-day summer school will be organized in the form of Futures Literacy Laboratory (FLL), which is a participatory method developed as part of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformation program. The FLL consists of three phases:

1) Tacit to Explicit - making assumptions about the future explicit,
2) Reframing/Aha Moments,
3) Nuances/New Questions.

The FLL will be led by Riel Miller, the head of Anticipation and Foresight at UNESCO. The theme of the FLL is human settlement, which in this context refers to the built environment in which people live, e.g. cities, villages and campgrounds. To move through these phases, students will play a new experimental futuring game called Metaphor Molecule.
 
Presenters and Key Concepts
Riel Miller – Futures Literacy
John Casti - Complexity
Markku Wilenius – Why Cities Need Foresight
Sari Puustinen – Safety and Complexity in City Systems
 

Course requirements

Master's students: The course requirements for 5 ECTS are:

  • Preliminary readings (a collection of articles delivered to all enrolled), exercises and preparation for lecture work shop
  • Participation in the Conference
  • Active participation in Summer School (lectures and exercises)
  • Reflective learning diary (10–15 pages)

Doctoral students: The course requirements for 6 ECTS are:

  • Preliminary readings (a collection of articles delivered to all enrolled), exercises and preparation for lecture work shop
  • Participation in the Conference
  • Active participation in Summer School (lectures and exercises)
  • Academic essay of futures research method or approach combined with the conference subject
Preliminary studies in futures studies is required.
 

Further information:

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