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The future belongs to all of us, but we didn’t learn to use it yet.


As a futurist and scholar I often receive questions like: 


There is a broad range of methods to grasp a future. Which one to choose?


As an outsider I see a diverse community of futurists.

Who to ask?


I want to explore the future of [any given topic].

Where to start? 


My mission is to help you answer these questions and along the way, make as many people future literate as possible.


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Okay, I admit, we played around with the

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

| The latest book 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

Design by Alt8 and artwork by Thomas Trum

Set to publish this fall: 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.