Experts: Caroline Hummels, Pierre Lévy
Potential partners: Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Philips Design
How can we anticipate big societal challenges in relation to the development of the Netherland in the upcoming 30-100 years? How do you study these futures, how do you discuss them? What can be the role of design in exploring these futures as well as the implications for the main stakeholders, such as Rijkswaterstaat? In this project we work with different partners the future of the Netherlands. With RWS we run Expedition RWS 2050, where RWS aims to explore a range of possible futures in 2050, so that they are better prepared as an organisation to anticipate and deal with these changing situations in the Netherlands. With WUR, we explore the future in 2120, starting from a more ecological perspective. This project is also connected to design-informed philosophy, more specifically technology in becoming, as well as the future of healthcare, focused on probing emerging futures.