Guide Future thinking

The Board of Government Advisors advises the State on spatial quality, advocating long-term thinking. Not in search of beautiful vistas, but to reason backwards: what should we do now. Broad-based design workshops form the basis for this. Design as a way to explore the many possible futures and to examine how we should deal with them now. Design, in short, as a way of thinking as well as acting. Design thinking expands the playing field in time and space, formulates uncomfortable questions, challenges frames, offers solutions and vistas.

In 2022, the Board launched the Future Academy. To learn 'future thinking' together (designers, researchers, creative thinkers). The Future Academy consists of a series of lectures with working sessions on methods of future thinking. We describe those methods in this manual. Step by step, so you can get started yourself.