Launch of JFS Blog and Call for Contributions
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Launch of JFS Blog and Call for Contributions

Over the past 4 months the Journal of Futures Studies has been trialling a blog space for commentary, mixed media and digital exhibits. We invite you to become part of the JFS blog community and to become a contributor....  

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The Journal of Futures Studies Blog is a space for exploring transformative ideas for social and socio-ecological change as well as challenging “used futures” – i.e. powerful framings of and narratives and assumptions about the future which have been uncritically adopted. Our mission is to offer an accessible space to engage a wider audience in a way that genuinely challenges people’s conception of the future, and which opens people to the awareness and possibility of alternative (social, political, economic, ecological, technological, institutional, etc.) futures. By questioning dominant images of the future(s), we aim to challenge, decolonize, politicize and open up new futures. It is also a place to explore the epistemology and philosophy of futures thinking.

At once, the blog is a place to highlight avant-garde and innovative approaches to futures thinking and exploration, such as through design, gaming, virtual and augmented reality, theatre, drama and art. The blog additionally covers upcoming seminars and conferences, while providing social context on events, including audio and video interviews, hybrid conversations and engagements. It puts special emphasis on narratives of change, both critically examining the implicit narratives embedded in existing future oriented statements, as well as on exploring and developing narratives, out-of-the-box visions and pathways of societal transition which are dialogic, participatory, inclusive, critical, reflexive, generative, malleable, and ultimately, actionable. Contributions can cover: 
  • Upcoming events / conferences
  • Reviews and reports on events 
  • Commentary on emerging issues
  • Exploration of new futures ideas 
  • Digital exhibits on futures projects 
  • Hybrid / mutant futures practices
We seek self-motivated bloggers, writers, thinkers, mutant futurists and provocateurs, who can become part of the JFS blog community, and who can contribute short posts of between 300 to 900 words on a wide variety of futures issues on a regular basis. JFS bloggers will be connected into a network of fellow bloggers as part of the JFS community, will get visibility for their efforts, and will contribute to opening the civic imagination to new visions, pathways and tools for human and non-human flourishing.
The JFS Blog is an initiative of JFS Digital. For information on JFS Digital, or for inquiries about joining the JFS Digital team, contact us.
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