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The 2nd International Conference on Anticipation - London November 8-10, 2017

On the 8th to 10th November 2017 the 2nd International Conference on Anticipation was held at Senate House, School of Advanced Study in Central London. The purpose of the conference was to provide an interdisciplinary meeting ground in which researchers, scholars and practitioners who are seeking to understand anticipation and anticipatory practices could come together to deepen their understanding and create productive new connections.

The overarching aim of the conference and of the emerging field of Anticipation Studies is to create new understandings of how individuals, groups, institutions, systems and cultures use ideas of the future to act in the present. This was the second conference held in this field, and built on the 1st Conference of Anticipation, held in Trento, Italy in 2015 which saw over 350 delegates gather to explore topics ranging from design futures, to anticipatory economics and the philosophy of the present.

For the second conference the organising committee wanted to put into dialogue the empirical, practical and theoretical insights that are emerging in highly diverse fields ranging from biology to psychology, cultural geography to critical theory, physics to design, history to mathematics, urban theory to engineering.

Slides, papers and various media from the conference can be found on the Outputs page.

The next conference will be held in 2019.

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Il futuro del lavoro - Secondo incontro dei futuristi italiani - Bologna, Area della Ricerca CNR, 16-17 aprile 2018

Il futuro del lavoro. Secondo incontro dei futuristi italiani

Si terrà al CNR Area Ricerca di Bologna il 16 e 17 aprile 2018 il secondo incontro dei futuristi italiani, organizzato dai promotori del primo incontro del 2017 – cattedra UNESCO di Anticipazione dell’Università di Trento, Italian Institute for the Future, nodo italiano del Millennium Project – insieme al CNR e all’Università di Parma.

Il tema centrale del meeting sarà il futuro del lavoro, ma saranno affrontate anche altre tematiche legate ai futures studies, alla previsione sociale e agli studi di anticipazione.

Tra i keynote speakers dell’incontro: Luca De Biase, giornalista di innovazione per Il Sole 24 ore; Roberto Cingolani, direttore dell’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; Enzo Mingione, docente di Sociologia a Milano-Bicocca; Luigi Nicolais, già presidente del CNR, professore emerito dell’Università di Napoli Federico II; Donato Kinigier-Passigli dell’ ILO-International Labour Organization; Fabiana Scapolo del Joint Research Centre della Commissione europea.

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Grappling with the Futures 2018 - Boston April 29-30, 2018

Conference | Grappling with the Futures | Boston, US | 29-30 April 2018 

Symposium: The goal of Grappling with the Future is to bring together philosophers, historians, and science, technology and society (STS) scholars who are deeply engaged with the exploration of the future.

From the 29th to 30th April 2018Grappling with the Future will be held at the Boston University. The symposium will provide insights from Philosophy, History, and Science, Technology and Society, with the goal of bringing together scholars who are engaged in exploration of the future.

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Primo incontro degli esperti italiani di Futures Studies – Call for Participation

Trento, Italia, 7 aprile 2017

In seguito al successo del Primo Congresso Internazionale di Anticipazione, organizzato all’Università di Trento nel novembre 2016, le Cattedre UNESCO di Sistemi Anticipanti, in collaborazione con WAAS-World Academy of Art and Science, e WUC-World University Consortium, stanno organizzando un workshop dal titolo “Anticipation, Agency and Complexity” che si terrà nelle date 6-8 aprile 2017 presso il Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale dell’Università di Trento.

All’interno di questo workshop, i sottoscritti vorrebbero organizzare, nel pomeriggio del 7 aprile 2017, una sessione speciale aperta a tutti coloro che si occupano di futures studies, previsione umana e sociale (docenti e ricercatori, consulenti, ecc.).

L’obiettivo della sessione speciale è contribuire alla costruzione di una rete italiana di studiosi e professionisti di futures studies. La partecipazione è gratuita.

Per segnalare il proprio interesse a partecipare alla sessione degli esperti italiani di futures studies, è possibile compilare il modulo: https://goo.gl/P2Ea7j

Ulteriori informazioni su “Anticipation, Agency and Complexity” al link http://webmagazine.unitn.it/evento/sociologia/11380/anticipation-agency-and-complexity

 

Roberto Poli

Cattedra Unesco
sui sistemi anticipanti

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Roberto Paura

Istituto Italiano per il Futuro

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Mara Di Berardo

Millenium Project

Italian Node

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Workshop on Anticipation, Agency and Complexity

Trento, Italy, April 2017

Research on, and the application of, Anticipation is rapidly growing, with many initiatives under development.

Two forthcoming significant events are the 2nd International Conference on Anticipation (ICAN2) in London, November 2017, and the Workshop on Anticipation, Agency and Complexity in Trento, April 2017.

ICAN2 follows the path of ICAN1 and is the main event for developing our understanding, theorising and inter-disciplinary knowledge of Anticipation.

Whatever your interest in and grasp of anticipation, you are invited to contribute to ICAN2.

The Trento Workshop is specifically focused on the interplay between institutions and policy.

It addresses the problematic issue that systems of governance and bureaucracy are designed or evolving without taking account of either complexity or anticipation. 

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