In the upcoming iFuture workshop citizens from all over Europe meet for a a discussion and a sneak peek into the future. The one and a half hour virtual workshop includes calculations and projections for personal carbon footprints and a discussion about scenarios for sustainable lifestyles 2050.
The iFuture workshop is a part of the two year pioneering study into the long term future of sustainable lifestyles SPREAD 2050 and takes place in October 2012. The iFuture and the extensive results will be published in December as an e-book "From Global Champions to Local Loops – Scenarios for Sustainable Lifestyles 2050". Previous workshops have taken place live in Spain, Germany, Hungary and Finland.
The iFuture online workshop is run on Screenio platform.
For iFuture participants
There is a discussion group on Spread 2050 ning to continue the discussion and ask questions after the online workshop.
You can download the full scenarios we discussed briefly in the workshop.
Local starting and ending times of the iFuture workshop
Estonia 20:00-21:45 Finland 20:00-21:45 Germany 19:00-20:45 Iceland 17:00-18:45 Switzerland 19:00-20:45 Sweden 19:00-20:45 The UK 18:00-19:45 Latvia 20:00-21:45 The Netherlands 19:00-20:45 Portugal 18:00-19:45 France 19:00-20:45 Serbia 19:00-20:45
Artūrs Polis // Latvia
Artūrs is a project manager, permaculture designer and Transition Town activist. He is dreaming to build a brand-new ecovillage one day.
Halldora Thorsdottir // Iceland, Netherlands
Halldora is an icelander living in Netherlands. She does mathematical research but also a little bit of music and lots of cycling. She's long been interested in a sustainable lifestyle, especially from a consumer's point of view, and is always looking for ways to improve.
Jelena Lazovic // Serbia
Jelena is studying Quality Management at Faculty of Organizational Sciences in University of Belgrade. She is interested in contemporary arts and has intention to build a faculty of modern arts within eco-smart-building once.
Justin Pickard // UK
Justin is a PhD student at the University of Sussex, near England's south coast, studying for a research degree on climate change and uncertainty in the context of urban India. At various points in the past five years, he has 'game mastered' a massively-multiplayer online forecasting simulation, stumbled around north London with a lump of plastic taped to his face (in the name of science communication), and – most recently – helped herd thirty teenagers through a two-week intensive residential course in foresight and innovation. He is also an associate at London-based design studio Superflux, where he keeps a close eye on the intersection of new technologies and everyday life.
Sanne Ree Barthels // Netherlands
Sanne Ree is 22 year old student at Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands). This year she will start her graduation project in 'Man & Well Being' department, where they try to create concepts/ objects/ settings that improve quality of life. Sanne is mostly interested in how to create more connection in society, for her this goes together with a more sustainable society.
Sea Rotmann // Wellington, NZ
Dr Sea Rotmann is an Austrian Kiwi, which brings specific issues seeing the two countries lie exactly on opposing ends of the planet! She just started her own business as behaviour change consultant and is the Operating Agent for a new Task on energy behaviour for the International Energy Agency's Demand Side Management Implementing Agreement. Unfortunately, her work means that she spends a lot of time travelling and flying around the world, explaining her horrendous (and highly ironic, given the topic of her work!) carbon footprint. She assumes that by 2050, her flying will be nil, as will a lot of other carbon-wasting things she is used to: throw-away products, easy (physical, not virtual) mobility, infinite access to energy, food and water etc.
Stefan Bibiany // Schwitzerland
Stefan is born in Switzerland, Berne, lived during six years at several cities in Germany, before he moved to Finland where he lived (and found his home) for four years. During last year, until beginning this summer, he lived in Sweden, in Lund where he currently conducts his MA in Applied Cultural Analysis. That is some kind of Applied Ethnography and Anthropology. Now he is currently again in Germany, in Hamburg to conduct a fieldwork in form of an internship. After that he will move back to Helsinki.
Teele Pehk // Latvia
Teele is an urban rebel from Tallinn, the post-socialist small city by the Baltic Sea. Since 2010 she has lead the competence centre of urban thought and action called Estonian Urban Lab (Linnalabor). Teele is also active in her neighbourhood society in Kalamaja.