Horizons Talks: Plural futures – A way forward
The Horizons Talks speaker series brings experts from Canada and around the world to share their forward-looking research and ideas with public servants.
Prateeksha Singh, Head of Experimentation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Innovation Centre, shared her thoughts on the importance of plurality and equity in foresight—a field that has fallen short—and why this matters. She introduced the audience to Lotus, a framework she is building that supports foresight practitioners who want to conscientiously engage in equity- and inclusive-driven foresight work.
Prateeksha’s presentation and the subsequent conversation included examples from her work with immigrant youth in Toronto, experiential installations, the co-authoring of a feminist post-COVID-19 foresight framework with International Women’s Development Agency (Australia), and her experience with the UNDP offices in the Asia-Pacific region.