Kuala Lumpur 2020 Workshop 3

"Futures Studies in Postnormal Times"

Workshop

31 January - 2 February, 2020 - Tamu Hotel & Suites, Kampung Baru

As a follow up to the two previous workshops (‘Islam and Futures Literacy’ and ‘Creating Futures: From Literacy to Fluency’), this workshop will introduce the notion of ‘postnormal times’ and use its approach and concepts to study and explore alternative futures. Participants will learn to deal with complexity and contradictions, uncertainty and ignorance, and engage in exclusive hands-on training to investigate different futures for different tomorrows, and identify potential postnormal futures for Malaysia.

Workshop Programme

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