What is Plural Futures?
Plural Futures is a foresight project by Daniel Riveong to help bring awareness and educate organizations, decision makers, and the wider public understand and use strategic foresight in innovation, risk management, and strategy.
Who is Daniel Riveong?
Daniel is a Futures and Foresight Practitioner based in San Sebastian, Spain with a focus on Future of Food and Post-Capitalism and using non-dominant (non-Western) and participatory futures methods. He is the Futures and Foresight Capability Lead at NGFP at the School of International Futures (SOIF). See more here
>> Future of Food
- Foresight Advisor at the Mycelium Gastronomy
- APF Winner for the “Towards Personalized Gastronomy” report for the Basque Culinary Center
>> Non-Dominant Futures Methodologies
- Co-Lead for the Futures Methods Around the World initiative and NGFP Challenge
>> Participatory Futures
- Co-founder of the Participatory Futures Global Swarm Co-Op
Who Uses Foresight?
Strategic Foresight has its root in military planning, government planning, and the energy industry. Today, foresight tools are used by a diverse range of organizations.
Organizations with foresight capabilities include: international consultancies (Deloitte), urban design (Arup), and international organizations (UN).
See a sample of some of foresight & futurist jobs posted by international organizations.
See our values
Why "Plural" and "Futures"
Open Visions, Opens Innovation
Plural Futures acknowledges that the present is plural. Depending on your gender, class, geography, or cultural heritage, the present and your future is different. When thinking strategically about the future – both its opportunities and risk – these difference voices are critical to ensure we have a robust exploring of possibilities and new innovations.
The future is already colonized. Googling the “future” brings up images of robots, soaring skyscrapers, and humanoid robots. But by exploring the plurality of possibilities, new disruptive ways of thinking of the future and progress open-up.
We are all involved in the futures creating process. Plural Futures seeks to go beyond the voices at technology or design conferences, but bring in perspectives of change and the future from marginalized or otherwise uncommonly heard voices.