Introduction to BST18

Re-Authoring futures

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Futures are unknown and cannot be known.

Yet, individually and collectively, we need an image and an idea how the future will look like to inform and guide our decisions and actions in the here and now.

At the same time, we are tempted, as individuals, organizations and communities to project what we know into the future. All too often, these imagined futures are constrained by what we think is possible or impossible to do.

True change and innovation rests on our ability to re-imagine and re-author the futures we want to live into – to open new perspectives and new ways of thinking and doing.

At BEYOND STORYTELLING 2018 we want to explore the potential of narrative approaches and working with stories to support organizations, individuals and communities in exploring their futures anew.