London 2018

The Third Futures workshop in London focussed on Education and Community Development. Held on 9-11 March, 2018 at the offices of the Aziz Foundation in central London, the workshop was structured around the Three Tomorrows framework of the postnormal times theory. Participants, who were students, educators, and community leaders from the British Muslim community, examined trends and emerging issues in education and within Muslim community and developed scenarios for three different time horizons. They were challenged to expand their planning, strategy, and thinking beyond the extended present to explore familiar and unthought futures. Through the forward-thinking exercise, the participants established a variety of options for agency and creating preferred futures in their community. The outcome of the workshop will be written up as a report.

Timeline

I think therefore I am
I progress therefore I am
I shop therefore I am
I share therefore I am
Defined
Monolithic
Relative
Contradictory
I am tradition and culture
I am science and technology
I am what I buy
I am online
Simple, Closed
Complicated, Closed
Complex, Open
Open, Interconnected, Chaotic
Conquest, Supremacy, Progress
Progress, Efficiency, Modernization
Relativism, Plurality, Individuality
Complexity, Chaos, Contradictions
Spanish Flu (1918-1920)
HIV/AIDS
Zika Virus, MERS, SARS
COVID-19
Monogamy
Serial Monogamy
Serial, Multiple Monogamy
Hetero, Homo, Trans, Serial, Plural
Feral, To be Tamed, and Exploited
Under Control, but Limits to Growth
Social Construction of Nature
Mass extinction, Climate Change
Pursuit of Reasoned Inquiry
Scientific Progress and Development
Socially Constructed and Relative
Complex, Uncertainties, Ignorances
Science makes work easier
Ideologically driven for "progress"
Biotechnology & Genome Sequencing
AI, Human-Machine Synthesis
Male, Female
Male, Female, (Closet Gays)
Male, Female, LGBTQ+
Undefined