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Enhancing engagement with futures literacy through narrative

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Spiers and colleagues from FLiNT (Futures Literacy through Narrative) spoke to an audience of over 200 people from the intelligence, defence and policy sectors about enhancing engagement with futures thinking across government departments and the intelligence community. FLiNT, a consortium that sprang directly out of the ISF’s networking and engagement strategy, form part of a national network of government policy-makers, practitioners, and academics with special interests in futures thinking and creative futures methods. FLiNT’s work is informed by practical insights into what UNESCO defines as ‘Futures Literacy’, developed through research collaborations with a number of national government agencies and initiatives. This includes work with the Institute for Social Futures (ISF) at Lancaster University, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the National Centre for Cyber Security (NCSC), the Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), the Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures, and the UK Governmental Futures Community of Practice. FLiNT’s key area of expertise is the use of narrative and story for envisaging and communicating possible futures in rigorous and impactful ways.

External organisation (Government)

NameIntelligence Assessment Leadership Committee & (IALC) King’s College London Conference on FUTURES ANALYSIS AND STRATEGIC FORESIGHT
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom