Digitalisation in futures studies for sustainability
Date and time: 11 May, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Mattias Höjer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Title: Digitalisation in futures studies for sustainability
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Futures studies is an area where a long-term perspective is used to bring long-term consequences into daily discussions. In this talk, I will give an introduction to futures studies, and discuss how they can be connected to digitalisation. I will present five images of the future, representing five different developments of digitalisation, produced in a project some years ago. The bottom line is to highlight the importance of the question – what’s the point of IT?
Mattias Höjer is a professor of environmental strategies and futures studies in the SEED department at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His main interests are digitalisation, use of building space and transport, all in a perspective of futures studies for sustainable development and often related to smart sustainable cities in a broad sense. He is chair of the Smart Society working group and a member of the Strategic Research Council of Digital Futures.