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Our Own Metaphor: Tomorrow is Not for Sale

Published in: World Futures, Journal of New Paradigm Research

Edited by Alfonso Montuori and Gabrielle Donnelly.

DOI: 10.1080/02604027.2021.2014751. 19 January, 2022.

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This article is an invite to re-envision the future together. An invitation that extends beyond that small segment of privileged few who have commonly dominated decision-making and paradigm. Truly collective imaginaries would listen to and account for successive generations, encompassing their desires, purpose, and aspirations. Here making, knowing and reflection is not about fortifying the lines of defence for the end-times. Instead, a thriving tomorrow belongs to communities able to learn to adapt, in modesty, measured courage and sensible reorientation of taken-for-granted priorities.

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Keywords: Collective futures, connective esthetics, design anthropology, pluriverse, sensory ethnography.

Acknowledgements:: This publication was made possible with support from Britta Boyer, Ken Friedman, and Tang ManYi.