Responsible Futures for Communities: A talk with Ted Fuller, UNESCO Chair

23 JUN
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The University Communities Research Theme is delighted to invite you to their first social gathering on Thursday 23 June at 2pm.

We will be welcoming Professor Ted Fuller, UNESCO chair on Responsible Foresight for Sustainable Development at University of Lincoln, to deliver a short talk about his role supporting sustainable futures. This will be followed by a conversation initially led by members of the Communities Steering Group before opening up to the floor, engaging further on the theme of Communities and Responsible Futures.

Set to the backdrop of the Inns on the Edge Exhibition, a Historic England funded project delivered by Lincolnshire County Council which mapped the current and historic pubs along the Lincolnshire coastline, you are then invited to an informal social networking session complemented with real ale brewed by Horncastle Ales, non-alcoholic refreshments and light snacks in the David Chiddick Building Atrium.

We welcome colleagues across all disciplines who have a research interest that falls within the broad area of communities.

Please register here if you wish to attend:

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Thursday 23rd June
Seminar: 2pm-3:30pm
Networking: 2:30pm-5pm

Harvard Lecture Theatre, Executive Development Centre, David Chiddick Building

We look forward to seeing you all at our event.

The Communities Theme Steering Group

For more information:
Over the past few years UNESCO has been active in curating a community of UNESCO Chairs on what they term “Futures Literacy”, meaning the competence of “use the future” in appropriate ways. The move reflects more than half a decade to scholarship in Futures Studies and indeed draws largely on the established literature in the field. The “field” of Futures Studies covers professional/policy activities of “Foresight” (e.g., innovation, trends, imagining, scenario planning etc.), Futures Education (e.g., emancipatory and critical perspectives of agency and status quo), Futures Studies (e.g., Imaginaries, temporalities, world making, world views, integral / transdisciplinary, etc.) Anticipation Studies (e.g., systems of anticipation and action, anticipatory governance, design etc.), Prospective Studies ([French and Latin American schools] acting on ideas of and for the future), Futures Literacy (skills and competencies to enact one or more of the above).

The UNESCO Chair on Responsible Foresight for Sustainable Development at Lincoln was established in 2019 to encourage and supports research education and engagement between institutions in the Global South, the University of Lincoln and the world-wide network of UNESCO Chairs. The focus of the Chair is to help the communities with whom it engages to think about the future of their specific context and where possible to act to create more desirable futures. The context vary widely.

The Chair holder is Professor Ted Fuller and the Chair comprises a group of colleagues with a shared interest in sustainable development with the Global South. The logic and purpose of which is to contribute to better futures.

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