Transforming the Future Webinar # 8 - Female Futurists on the Covid-19 Pandemic Shock: Designing a Resilience Strategy

UNESCO, as a pioneering force in the global development of Future Literacy since 2012, is hosting a seminar with Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, creator of the LIID Future Lab, a prospective and multi-disciplinary research platform on contemporary world's transformations. The event will take place as a UNESCO webinar on Zoom on 29 May 2020.

Launched in 2018, the UNESCO Transforming the Future Seminar series, provide an opportunity to explore topics that arise from the intersection of theory and practice of using-the-future. This year’s Series “Anticipation and Uncertainty: Shocks, Novelty and Learning - Female Futurists on the Covid-19 Pandemic Shock” focuses on the direct connection between, on the one hand, the anticipatory systems and processes that people use to imagine the future, and on the other hand, the origins and unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic shock.

The proposed lecture on “Designing a Covid-19 resilience strategy and other future experiments” will focus on the theme of economic and societal resilience strategy that LIID Future Lab has designed.

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington is an artist, author and futurologist. Since 2006, she has been a member of the New Club of Paris, an international network of immaterial economy and innovation policy experts (following an experience in financial markets in the 90's and a MSc in Intangible Capital Management), and, since 2015, of the Prospective Lab (Futuribles International).

LIID Future Lab, a post-conceptual art lab, was initiated in 2000 as an art-based research project at a pivotal moment of the digital era, cultural globalization and the knowledge and creative economy. Since then it has been exploring future potentials in very diverse contexts, countries and time horizons, often prototyping and experimenting creative methodologies and formats.

The proposed lecture is intended to share and discuss an economic and societal resilience strategy that LIID Future Lab recently designed and is currently advocating for with a growing pool of peers. This is meant to inspire governments to limit the collapse and shift the socio-economic systems toward a green equation. It is informed by twenty years of future and eco-systemic researches at the crossroads of art, economy, urban development, academia, design and digital humanities.

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Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 29.05.2020 16:00 local time
End 29.05.2020 17:30 local time
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Focal point Miller, Riel
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Riel Miller,; Eleonora Di Pilato,
Country Worldwide
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Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 50
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