The futures of becoming(s)
Exploring the liminal spaces between consciousness and spirituality

Without Words: Sensing the Future

How can we express futures without relying on words? In the global
discussion of how language might be dominating our senses, we have questioned the impact of heavy words on our ability to envision and
perceive alternative futures. Our aim is to discover expanding methods for sensing and experiencing the future, bringing a fresh perspective to
the field of foresight and futures literacy.

Our workshop draws inspiration from experiential futures, sign language, a female gaze, and sensorial digital assets, creating an immersive and interactive space where participants can explore futures free from the constraints of traditional language. By shifting our focus from verbal communication to embodying futures, we open ourselves to a wider range of senses, allowing for a more complete understanding of potential futures.

During the one-hour workshop, participants will embark on radical experiences that challenge conventional thinking and expand their sensory horizons. We will encourage them to see, feel, hear, maybe even smell and taste futures, uncovering the wealth of sensory information available to us. Afterward, the facilitators will provide brief introductions, and participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and insights. The workshop will conclude with a
collective reflection, allowing participants to solidify their learnings and
explore practical applications of the alternative language and sensing methods discovered.

By challenging the dominance of words and embracing an embodied
approach, our workshop aspires to push the boundaries of how we
sense and connect with the future in futures literacy and foresight.

Technical Editor
Journal of Futures Studies
Board Director
Participatory Futures Global Swarm
Curator & Facilitator for Experiences with Futures