City Futures Learning Lab Vigan!

Many are worried that our concepts of resilience, city planning and urban regeneration are very male oriented and city futures worldviews patriarchal. So what would Philippine cities look like if … Continue reading City Futures Learning Lab Vigan!

Introducing the Philippine Center for Foresight Education and Innovation Research Northwestern University (PhilForesight)

“In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer remains” Eric Hoffler, … Continue reading Introducing the Philippine Center for Foresight Education and Innovation Research Northwestern University (PhilForesight)

Alternative Futures of Global Governance: scenarios and perspectives from the Global South

My paper on the future of global governance published by Emerald Foresight is out!  Download your copy @ http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/FS-05-2014-0030 and http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/fs/17/2 This paper highlights the emerging roles and perspectives of the … Continue reading Alternative Futures of Global Governance: scenarios and perspectives from the Global South

Transforming Philippine Cities: An Integrative Foresight Course for Women City Leaders

Many are worried that our concepts of resilience, city planning and urban regeneration are very male oriented and societal, city futures worldviews are patriarchal. So what would Philippine cities be … Continue reading Transforming Philippine Cities: An Integrative Foresight Course for Women City Leaders

A Handshake or a Fistfight? The Future of the West Philippine Sea

This month the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) organized its first West Philippine Sea  national conference. To explore, discuss and anticipate probable futures, leading Filipino international relations experts, scholars … Continue reading A Handshake or a Fistfight? The Future of the West Philippine Sea

Emerging Cityscapes: The UNESCO/CEF Futures Literacy and Sustainable Cities ForumWorkshop

A storm is brewing in Asia, will Philippine cities transcend beyond the narrative of trauma and disasters? Is there an alternative future for Philippine cities or would it learn from … Continue reading Emerging Cityscapes: The UNESCO/CEF Futures Literacy and Sustainable Cities ForumWorkshop

Panatag Shoal Alternative Futures and Impact to East Asia

The latest Journal of Futures Studies (JFS) is out and happy to see my paper exploring the futures of the Panatag shoal published  in the Manoa School special edition. The … Continue reading Panatag Shoal Alternative Futures and Impact to East Asia

Experiential Questioning and Gaming Research

And so we “gamed” it, played with uncertainty and had a little bit of everything! Creative and experiential questioning, futures thinking and landscape, Schwartz scenario archetypes and causal layered analysis. … Continue reading Experiential Questioning and Gaming Research

The Future of Ilocano Language Usage Using Jim Dator’s Alternative Futures Archetype

The Center for Engaged Foresight just embarked on a project to explore possible and plausible futures of the Ilocano language. This initiative seeks to deconstruct and imagine alternative contexts, emergence … Continue reading The Future of Ilocano Language Usage Using Jim Dator’s Alternative Futures Archetype

Student Scenarios on Philippine Higher Education Futures Workshop

I and Risa Jopson facilitated two foresight workshops in Laoag City and Metro Manila recently to explore student perspectives/scenarios on the future of Philippine Higher Education Institutions. Around 30 students/student … Continue reading Student Scenarios on Philippine Higher Education Futures Workshop