Train-the-trainer course in strategic foresight and horizon scanning

In early 2016 I got the opportunity to run a very exciting project dear to my heart. For years I’ve been conceptualising a design process for anticipatory governance. In 2012 I was given the opportunity to do the research at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where I compiled and made sense of the…

Interview with Joshua Vial: Past, Present and Future of Enspiral and Trans-national Collectives

Joshua Vial is the founder of Enspiral, the community, network and social enterprise in Wellington (New Zealand) which practices open source, networked and commons based enterprise creation. Enspiral is different from traditional businesses in a number of ways. They have an ethos of collective ownership and social impact, they have a networked form of organization…

Vision Mapping Melbourne’s Future

My close friend Darren Sharp from Social Surplus invited me to collaborate with him on the design and delivery of two half day workshops for the City of Melbourne’s “Future Melbourne 2026 Process“. The project was unique in that we applied a new approach that brought together online mapping technology with appreciative inquiry visioning, strategic foresight…

Publications: José Ramos

Ramos, J. Bauwens, M. and Kostakis, V. (Forthcoming – 2016), ‘P2P and Planetary Futures’, In Carson, R. (Ed.), Critical Posthumanism and Planetary Futures (working title only), Springer, Zurich. (book chapter) Ramos J. (Forthcoming – 2016). ‘Linking Foresight and Action: Toward a Futures Action Research’, In Rowell, L., Bruce, C., Shosh J., and Riel, M. (Ed.),…

Cosmo-localization

I was recently given an opportunity to give a presentation at the Local Lives – Global Matters Conference in Castlemaine, Vic, where I pitched the idea of “Cosmo-localization”. I’ve been wanting to talk about this idea for a while, and the conference gave me a good excuse to pull something together, especially with its commitment…

Anticipatory Governance: Strategic Design Service

One of the most pressing challenges faced today, is how to develop government decision-making processes that are responsive to long-term societal challenges and which are flexible in turbulent and changing environments. The Anticipatory Governance strategy development service exists to help governments and organizations choose and design the right approach among a number of approaches to…