Here you can find inspirational resources for the project Back to the Futures We Want. We will add more to the list as we find more!
Part 1: Seeds for Sustainable Futures
- Bennett, Elena M., Martin Solan, Reinette Biggs, Timon McPhearson, Albert V. Norström, Per Olsson, Laura Pereira, et al. 2016. “Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14 (8): 441–48.
Part 2: Envisioning 4 (Sustainable?) Futures
- Different understandings of “sustainable development”: Hopwood et al. (2005) Sustainable Development: Mapping Different Approaches
- Example of 4 scenarios: Costanza, R., 1999. Four visions of the century ahead: will it be Star Trek, Ecotopia, Big Government or Mad Max? Futurist, 33(2), pp.23–28.
Inspirations for Futures
- Radical Ocean Futures: A Science Fiction Prototyping approach to imagining our future oceans https://radicaloceanfutures.earth/
- Journal of Futures Studies https://jfsdigital.org/ and especially https://jfsdigital.org/category/digital-exhibits/ for interesting visualizations
- Institute for the Future http://www.iftf.org/home/
Part 3: Backcasting Your Critical Future Vision
Inspirations to critically reflect on your vision
- In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on climate change at 1.5C
- Brodsky, A., Kauder-Nalebuff, R., 2015. The feminist utopia project: fifty-seven visions of a wildly better future. New York: The Feminist Press, pp. 5-11. Full ebook available at UU library.
- Ishihara, S., Marcos Valls, A., 2017. Back from the Future We Want: backcasting as a pedagogical practice towards sustainable futures. In: Corcoran, P.B., Weakland, J.P., Wals, A.E.J. (eds.). Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 333-344.
What is Backcasting?
- See Fig. 5 in this article for one example of a set of actions. Sisto et al (2018) Stakeholder participation in planning rural development strategies: Using backcasting to support Local Action Groups in complying with CLLD requirements