The future is the new new thing

Kristin: With UK-based forecasting consultancy The Future Laboratory in town, local magazine CityMag weeks away from releasing a special futures supplement, and futurists featured during Entrepreneurship Week, you might find yourself wondering what’s with all this future? Everyone thinks about the future, but thinking constructively is difficult. In a recent public community forum for Adelaide […]

Living Scenarios: Australia 2050 Phase 2

In February 2013, the book “Negotiating our Future: Living Scenarios for Australia to 2050” was officially launched by Her Excellency Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Australian Academy of Science. Kristin Alford was lead author and rapporteur for Chapter 3 of this volume and a co-author on Chapter 4 of Volume 2, focusing on social perspectives to on sustainability and equity. A […]

Helping a nation think about its futures

“Helping a Nation Think About Its Futures” appears in Solutions, Volume 4 | Issue 6 | Page 9-14 | Mar 2014. By Steven Cork, Kristin Alford, Nicky Grigg, John Finnegan, Beth Fulton, Michael Raupach The Australia 2050: Living Scenarios project started in 2011, bringing together scientists from multiple disciplines to consider Australia’s possible futures. The output of this […]

On being a good ancestor

Kristin was a guest presenter at Vitalstatistix Theatre Company’s Cutaway – A Ceremony on Friday 29th November 2013 alongside Rosemary Wanganeen. You can listen to both Rosemary and Kristin (from 8:36 min) recorded here, as well as a selection of  speakers from other performances. This is the prepared copy of her speech. I’d like to begin […]

Living Scenarios: Australia 2050

In February 2013, the book “Negotiating our Future: Living Scenarios for Australia to 2050” was officially launched by Her Excellency Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Australian Academy of Science. This was the culmination of more than two years work by more than 30 researchers and participants seeking to answer the question “How might we consider pathways to an […]