Where does science meet imagination? Our complex, interconnected, fast-changing world makes anticipating the future increasingly difficult. Alex Steffen, futurist, and Carolina Aragón, artist, guide us through their different, and sometimes complementary, perspectives on our future planet.
In the first episode, we jump straight into this future. What will planet Earth look like 50, 100, 1,000 years from now? How can we look ahead in time and how can we try to envisage the routes we should take and the potential outcomes that will result from our current choices, actions, and evaluations?
Foresight — Deep into the Future Planet, a podcast produced by the CMCC and FACTA.
Carolina Aragón is an artist and educator who uses public art to transform landscapes, engage communities, and teach students. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. One of her most recent projects is FutureSHORELINE, a temporary water and land based art installation that shows the imminent changing nature of Boston’s shorefront due to sea level rise.
Alex Steffen is an American futurist, award-winning writer, speaker and foresight consultant. He writes and speaks about sustainability and the future of the planet focusing on the importance of imagining persuasive, positive possible futures. Over the last ten years he has also advised some of the world’s most forward-looking institutions, investors, philanthropists and NGOs. He is the author of different publications and products, including a podcast and newsletter entitled The Snap Forward.