Conference Archive

We are hoping to include as many sets of slides and papers from the conference as possible on this page, as well as photos from the event.

Thank you to the speakers for sharing their work with us.
Gallery of Images from the Conference 


An edited video of our keynote dialogue by Mihai Nadin: Anticipation and Change: The WHY? of anticipation

Adapted transcript from Maja Kuzmanovic’s Closing Keynote: 

Video Excepts and stills from Maja Kuzmanovic’s Closing Keynote: ;




Session 2: Responsible Anticipation

This curated session elaborates the theme of ‘responsible anticipation’ by exploring what can be known about the consequences of present actions. What it is that responsible anticipation advocates should do to encourage responsible behaviour and practices from such knowledge? What are the ethics of anticipation, if they exist?

Convenor: Ted Fuller (University of Lincoln)

Contributors: Roberto Poli (University of Trento), Bruce Tonn (Three3), Markku Wilenius (Finland Futures Research Centre)



Session 5: Design & Anticipation

Manuela Celi (Politecnico di Milano) and Chiara Colombi (Politecnico di Milano),’Design as anticipatory knowledge: Trends from potential future to concrete action’



Session 12: Opening and Exploring Spaces of Experience

This workshop drew on Biesta, Arendt and Ranciere, and explored the concept that an important aspect of keeping the future radically open is developing techniques that have the potential to open ‘spaces of appearance’. These are spaces in which who one is can emerge and bring new unexpected ways of knowing, being and acting into the world. Facilitators: Sarah Chave, James Chave, Chris Turner (University of Exeter)



Session 19: Claims to Truth

Daniele Chiffi (Tallinn University of Technology), Ahti Pietarinen (Tallinn University of Technology) ‘Uncertainty, Risk and Conjecturing’



Session 23: Pedagogies, Knowledge, Bodies, Robots, Artificial Intelligence

Robin L. Zebrowski (Beloit College), ‘Using the Future to Create the Present: A Pedagogical Work in Progress for Artificial Intelligence’



Session 30: Making Human Centred Futures

This workshop will explore a number of approaches for working with people to identify their anticipatory assumptions individually and collectively. These approaches are human centred and designed to enable people to move beyond the conventions of modernistic thinking about the future. Facilitators: Cindy Frewen (Frewen Architects), Maree Conway (Thinking Futures), Bridgette Engeler (Swinburne University of Technology)



Session 31: Agency & Ideas of the Future

Richard Sandford (University of Bristol), ‘Images of the future and educational decision-making’



Session 33: Anticipatory Governance and Legacy

Joni Karjalainen (University of Turku), Sirkka Heinonen (University of Turku), Juho Ruotsalainen (University of Turku), and Marjukka Parkkinen (University of Turku), ‘Anticipatory hybrid governance – testing a conceptual model for a peer-to-peer-driven urban landscape’



Session 37: Education & Anticipation

Lars Geer Hammersøj (Aarhus University), ‘The Future of Education: The problem of cultivating the unique human capacities required in a world of rapid change’



Session 39: Models

Loet Leydesdorff (University of Amsterdam), ‘The Development of the Theory and Computation of Anticipatory Systems into a Calculus of Redundancy and the Generation of New Options in Innovation Systems’



Session 40: Ethics & Privacy

Matti Minkkinen (University of Turku), ‘Future-proofing the European privacy regime: Ideas and discourse coalitions in the public consultation process of the General Data Protection Regulation’



Session 41: The Old is Dying, and the New Cannot be Born

This was a multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective session on the governance of the future, exploring challenges to anticipation and governance in a time of crisis. This is examined through the areas of personalised medicine, disaster management, risk, energy futures, sustainability of the oceans.

Convenors: Andrea Saltelli (University of Bergen) and Silvio Funtowicz (University of Bergen)

Contributors: Roger Strand (University of Bergen), Anne Blanchard (University of Bergen), Bruna de Marchi (University of Bergen), Jeroen van der Sluijs (University of Bergen), Giacomo Poderi (University of Bergen), Kjetil Rommetveit (University of Bergen), Mimi Lam (University of Bergen), Matthias Kaiser (University of Bergen), Dafne Lemus (University of Bergen), Caroline Engen (University of Bergen)



Session 42: Deep time, design, survivalism, robots, embodied interaction & almanacs

David Benqué (Royal College of Art), ‘The Monistic Almanac’

Blog post of talk:


Session 43: Disruptions

Isabella von Mühlen Brandalise (Parsons School of Design, The New School), ‘The NYC Subcommittee of Temporary Operations and Public Dissent’


Video from talk:


Session 51: Timescales

Bronislaw Szerszynski (Lancaster University), ‘The anticipatory revolutions of the Earth’



Session 53: Modes of Foresight in informing public policy and decision making

This curated session explored the emerging roles of futures thinking in the guidance, planning and informing of public policy and decision-making. It asked what the roles of foresight in governance ought to be, and whether we are making progress. Have we effectively positioned foresight for critically and ethically advising policy?

Convenor: Peter H Jones

Contributors: Karl Schroeder, Ursula Gobel, Greg van Alstyne



Session 54: Beyond Planning

Ted Fuller (University of Lincoln) and Elena Antonacopoulou (University of Lincoln), ‘Anticipation and Emergence in Entrepreneurial Practice’