Change is Constant: Introduction to corporate foresight for architects
Date: 18 May 2017
Venue: Build Studios
Price: £75 + VAT, concessions £45 + VAT
Lecturer: Josef Hargrave, Arup
Foresight refers to a range of practices, methods, tools and techniques that help organisations actively explore, shape and manage the future. This includes understanding key drivers of change, possible projections into the future, and the implications of change on specific businesses, projects or contexts. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and methods in the practice of foresight to identify opportunities for applications in your own practice.
Foresight activities are not intended to predict the future with complete accuracy. Rather, they enable practitioners to explore plausible futures (plural), informed by current trends and trajectories as well as emergent signals of change. Foresight can be applied to a broad range of business contexts. These include strategy, risk and innovation processes as well as the delivery of architecture, design and engineering projects. All of these benefit from a critical exploration of the future. The aim is to ensure that future opportunities are maximised and that risks are minimised.
In this session you will gain:
- an introduction to corporate foresight tools and methods
- how to apply foresight within the built environment
- how to use foresight in architectural practice for growth