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At the crossroads of nature and culture, dr Tessa Cramer’s extensive knowledge of the future brings you in a thoughtful mode, ready for contemplation. She helps you to create and shape our own future. By connecting ratio & intuition, science & design and nature & technology she helps to identify what truly matters and live up to it.

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Recently published: my phd thesis titled 'Becoming Futurists'. 

When I first set foot in the future industry, I noticed how diverse futurists were, producing an array of insightful yet individual reports, workshops, presentations, designs, etc. At the time, I observed that many futurists were actively building towards becoming a profession. To be of value in this process, I decided to pursue a PhD thesis, with the aim to help futurists reflect on their work, and contribute to this relatively new discipline. The result is my book, Becoming Futurists, in which I propose a broader view on professionalization with futurists as exemplary case.

Design by Alt8, artwork by Thomas Trum and photo by Tomas Mutsaers


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"Why do we all learn about history in high school and not about the future? I trust that one day I won’t have to ask this question anymore. And in expectation that day, I will - on repeat."


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| The Trend Research Lab that I co-founded with my colleagues at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries

|Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Bumped into this image on a wall of one

| Everything that happens at MIT Media Lab

_cococapitan for I-D’s Earthwise Issue.j

| The fonts that Coco Capitán 

creates for Gucci et al

| The portraits of Diederick Bulstra

Could not stop looking at this work on u

| This work on utopias by Carlijn Kingma