“What we do in the present is profoundly influenced by our expectations of the future.”
But what are these expectations? The energy transition gives us the opportunity to debate how we want to organise our future. How do you think a post-fossil democracy will function? And what will happen before we reach that point? By asking these questions we invite you to think about the future. To even reconsider the way you do this. Because, how does it work: Imagining the future?
Together with Urban Futures Studio, we challenge you to debate our future, to step outside the box and to think of the ways we will shape a post-fossil democracy. How will the energy transition develop in the next decennia? What will our history be, when we look back in 30 years?
11.00 – 11.45 | Presentation & questions
11.45 – 12.30 | Assignment
12.30 – 13.00 | Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 | Assignment
14.00 – 15.00 | Discussing results
Dr. Jesse Hoffman
Dr. Jesse Hoffman is a post-doctoral researcher at the Urban Futures Studio. Jesse studies how societal and political groups may become more imaginative and creative in addressing climate change and related issue like the transition to a post-fossil society. His PhD thesis titled ‘From Resistance to Transformation- politics of experimentation with new energy systems’ is an analysis about the transformation of relations of power in the energy transition, in energy intensive industries like greenhouse farming, the port of Rotterdam, and the Danish energy system. At the moment he primarily works on a project called “Deep decarbonisation of the energy system: Towards Industry with Negative Emissions” together with transdisciplinary coalitions of scientists, designers, companies, policymakers, and other groups.