Session I

New forms of participative democracy and their consequences

From fortune tellers to designers: What happened to our social futures?
Paola Pierri

Self-driven Faustian bargain or opportunity for imagination? Envisioning framework for participatory expansion of socio-technical horizons for emerging mobility technologies
Milos Mladenovic

Technology acceleration and the future of humanity
Felipe Arocena

Specific social futures (case studies on welfare, human relations, work,

Labour market 2035: future scenarios for Estonia
Johanna Vallistu

Evaluating the impact of futures work and foresight – Good practices and lessons learned from Sitra’s impact evaluation
Katri Vataja & Pinja Parkkonen

Findings from a Futures Barometer in Finland
Mikko Dufva & Jenna Lähdemäki-Pekkinen

The cosmopolitan future of identity; The changing nature of space and time
Johanna Raitis, Riikka Harikkala-Laihinen, Niina Nummela & Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki

Foresight activities and their effect on sustainability transitions

Imaginary urban green design – possibilities of the method of empathy-based stories for futures studies
Marja Mesimäki

Weak signals and foresight in urban planning: The role of green in future urban cores
Markku Wilenius & Ana Jones

The user experiences of the futures wheel method advancing futures thinking in the field of built environment
Saija Toivonen, Anahita Rashidfarokhi & Riikka Kyrö

Combining corporate foresight with corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility: A futures driver of self-development in Solapur district
Ramesh Gadhave

Working together towards common goals. The kinship and operational compatibility of corporate sustainability and foresight
Kati Rissanen

Sustainability futures in a shipbuilding network
Marileena Mäkelä, Katariina Heikkilä, Leena Jokinen, Jouni Saarni, Oana Apostol & Helka Kalliomäki

Advances in methods in futures studies

Toward a scenario development using dynamic analysis: A fuzzy cognitive map based trend impact analysis method to adapt to new environs
Raúl Trujillo-Cabezas

Exploratory scenario-visioning-optimisation method; An integrated qual-quant approach
David Chikwendu, Paul Timms & David Watling

Network-of-networks scenarios for shared infrastructure planning foresight using disaggregative policy delphi
Robin Neef, Stefan Verweij & Tim Busscher

Assessing futures consciousness of Finnish elite members
Sanna Ahvenharju

The heterogeneity of actors and the many levels of analysis in social futures

Foresight to help prepare transformative R&I programmes: The case of FP9
Matthias Weber

Radical technology inquirer. A tool for systematic, transparent and participatory anticipation of sociotechnical transformations
Osmo Kuusi & Maria Höyssä

Co-creating scientific knowledge in an age of grand challenges: Connecting international Research Infrastructures
Mikkel Stein Knudsen, Marianna B. Ferreira-Aulu & Jari Kaivo-oja

Structural innovation through projects
Peeter Vihma

Special Session: Linking futures studies, social theories, and methodologies

Future-oriented dialectics, socio-technical antagonisms, and radical technologies
Toni Ahlqvist

Anticipating scored societies: Using future studies to explore and prototype the use of citizen scores and social credit systems
Stuart Connor

Performative participation in anticipatory spatial planning
Ferry Van de Mosselaer


Using critique and utopias as analytic strategies and activism; creating new sustainable futures? – A common sense of responsibility for social change
Mette Bladt, Frederik Aagaard Hagemann, Janne Gleerup, Jonas Egmose, Signe Hvid Thingstrup, Mia Husted and Ditte Tofteng