The Urgency of Prototyping Better Futures

By Marcela Sabino, foresight strategist


If we wish to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable, diverse and equitable world, we urgently need a diversity of perspectives to imagine – and to build – better futures. The problems we face today are so wicked that it is critical that people from all disciplines, experiences, abilities and perspectives come together to think like futurists, question like artists and act like designers. Based on experiments made at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, this presentation will show how positive futures can be prototyped to inspire change. Using key techniques, processes, methodologies, mindsets and tools, you too can become an active participant in shaping preferred futures!

Marcela Sabino is a foresight strategist, creative director & innovation designer with 16+ yrs of experience. She focuses on helping prototype more inclusive and sustainable futures on earth, in the metaverse and in space. For the past 6 years she was Lab Director & Head of Innovation at the Museum of Tomorrow where she and her team developed projects on the Futures of AI, Art, Food, Fashion, Work and Space using exponential technologies such as AI, VR, digital fabrication, robotics, big data, and IoT. She has worked with the World Bank, IFC, IDB, UN and in corporations on Inclusive Development and Business projects. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Political Science from Amherst College, a Master in Public Policy and Political and Economic Development from Harvard University and a Master in the Design of Entertainment from the European Institute of Design.


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