Update for participants at the 4 seminars

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A year ago many of us met at the second “In100Y”-seminar about doing good. You were invited to experience and sense elements of the two scenarios for sustainable societies in 100 years. The scenarios now form part of the outdoor exhibition “YEAR 2112” at Byens Hegn/Gl. Strand, and you are invited to the opening event 12 October.

Medio April 2012 House of Futures together with the Core Group of the project “In 100 years – starting now” presented their assessment regarding a future center for sustainability and environment in Denmark to The VELUX FOUNDATIONS. During this Autumn House of Futures is co-leading the next phase in this work. Read more in this interview in the Danish newspaper Politiken with The VELUX FOUNDATION.

At House of Futures we are still very inspired by the four ‘In100Y’ seminars, and we are continuously engaged in bringing the visions and perspectives out to more people. During 2012 we have used and developed the knowledge we gathered and created together with you during the ‘In100Y’ seminars in different settings. Read more about the initiatives and projects below.

We hope to see those of you living in the Copenhagen area on 12 October and to hear from you if you have any further ideas about how to spread the positive long-term visions for a more sustainable future. Feel free to contact us at House of Futures with big and small ideas.

Best wishes from all of us to all of you,

Gitte Larsen, futurist and director, House of Futures
E: gitte@houseoffutures.dk
M: +45 2021 1147

“Ask yourself…” House of Futures did a movie about sustainable development for The Nordic Council of Ministers, which they brought to Rio+20 and continuously use. Read more about the background, watch the movie and donate your words.

“Memories of the Future”. Setting the scene for the long run at the conference “Reduce… but use with Aarhus” in cooperation with NCC, Aarhus Muncipality, Aarhus Vand, Energinet.dk, and Co-Create Construction. The conference was held in a parking lot under the construction site www.isbjerget.com. Watch the movie.

Presentations and talks. House of Futures has talked about “In 100 Years” at seminars and conferences during this year. We have been invited to Oxford and the Association of Professional Futurists’ gathering, VELUX A/S, Protocol, NCC, SPT, and Grundtvigs Højskole. Read more about our presentations and talks.

Articles. House of Futures does also write about long-term sustainable futures. Latest Gitte Larsen was a guest writer in World Watch Institute Europe’s newsletter. Later this year the American magazine Utne Reader will reprint the scenario “Power of Nature”, and we are also writing an article about the project “In 100 Years – starting now” for The FUTURIST which is published by the World Future Society.

Salon Sustainable Leadership. A two-day salon for executive leaders in cooperation with Ole Fogh Kirkeby, Professor of Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, and Steen Hildebrandt, Professor of Leadership, Aarhus University, is held primo 2013. More information will follow in our next newsletter.

YEAR 2112. An outdoor exhibition about the two preferred future scenarios for sustainable societies in 100 years at Byens Hegn/Gl. Strand in central Copenhagen. The green fence covering up the construction of a new Metro station will from 12 October be the scene for long-term thinking. See our program for the opening event and vote for your favourite future. 

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