KINSKI – avantgarde cinema and performance art on the Danish countryside

At House of Futures we are well aware that visions for the future and ideas on overcoming demographic, ecological or national/international political challenges are not always created in strategic planning sessions. No, very concrete visions of the future will sometimes spring from journeys through unknown, yet strangely familiar landscapes; in a sudden strong sense of belonging to a place not yet created. This summer Inga G. Nielsen, one of the

The next big thing

As I progress further into this field I started to wonder about its nature – what business am I in? A broader look, including trendspotters and coolhunters over tech writers to policy developers, makes me realize I’m in the business of novelty. Whether it’s a new gadget or business model, changing consumption patterns or the latest development in foreign relations, it’s all driven by a relentless search for the next

Curating and The common imagination

I just read a book from a author who parallels a lot of my ideas. This made me wonder whether it meant the inner workings of our minds were similar, or that we simply drew our insights and ideas from the same sources? Gladwell has a brilliant piece objecting the notion that ideas and innovations are products of the genius of isolated minds, instead claiming them to be nascent potentials at

Beginners Mind

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Suzuki We  think that the experts have all the answers, but tend to forget that the novice holds all the good questions. Maybe being an expert doesn’t mean having many answers; maybe being an expert is about having fewer: The