What is a Futures Lab?
The global pandemic has fundamentally changed our future. It created deep shifts in our institutions. It invited new questions of spirituality and faith. It opened new possibilities for how humanity might thrive in partnership with the earth.
While these past many months have been disorienting and painful, they have also been an invitation to rethink the future we want to build together. At the heart of that invitation is “What kind of spirituality do we wish to shape?” What is the future of faith?
We get to decide the answer to that question.
Futures Literacy is the capability to use and imagine different futures for different purposes and in different contexts. We use the future every day, yet our knowledge of how and why we use the future is limited. Futures Literacy stretches the imagination and helps us to identify our underlying anticipatory assumptions. This can open us up to embrace complexity, take advantage of change, spontaneity and emergence.
If there was ever a time to rethink how we use the future, it is now!
Join us for a Futures Literacy Laboratory: the learning space where we explore multiple futures and play with the capability of Futures Literacy.
Over the course of two days, you will experience all three phases of a Futures Literacy Lab. The theme is inspired by the different ways of being that we may not always be aware of: The Future of Spirituality.
- How will our spiritual practices shape us and our identity in the future?
- What can we learn from our ancestors?
- And what does this tell us about how we act and think in the present?