Flemming Wisler has worked more than 20 years with PR, communication strategy, copywriting, creative development and consulting. He has specifically worked with communication tasks that are rooted in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He has for several years dealt with climate issues and solved research and communication tasks for companies such as Elsam, DONG Energy, Novozymes, Volvo and NCC. He has over the years built up a close network with scientists and engineers who have helped to put Denmark on the map in the clean tech industry. Flemming was founder of the Copenhagen-based agency CA in 1991, which introduced the Web to Danish business in the 1990s, and which later became one of the country’s fastest growing PR groups within proactive media relations. In 2002 he started the award-winning agency NXT, which worked closely with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. He co-founded pagegangster.com in 2006, which is currently exploring the new world of online publishing together with some of the world’s leading web entrepreneurs. Co-founder of House of Futures in 2009.
Gitte Larsen is a futurist, author and editor. Reality dreamer. Married, two girls, and has a Masters in Political Science. Worked 13 years at Copenhagen institute for Futures Studies (1996-2009), the last seven as Editor-in-chief of the award-winning magazine FO/futureorientation. Author and co-author of three books, and consultant on several others. Likes to do talks, and loves writing, editing and working on big interdisciplinary projects. Was Project Manager of “In 100 Years – starting now” supported by The VELUX FOUNDATION. Always wants to be even braver. Annoyed that we still have so few women in executive leadership and excited about a more sustainable society and the value of the company of the future. Co-founder of House of Futures in 2009 and owner of Editions.
Gry Worre Hallberg, Partner
Sensuous society, universe design, evoking new visions, mindset-shifting, staging transitions, performance art and design, aesthetics and poetry, research and analysis, movements.
Fiction Pimp, lecturer and performance artist. Operate in the intersection of performance art, research, activism and future studies. Currently works on the project The Sensuous Society: Beyond economic rationality – Suggesting a sensuous mode of being in the world as the outset of a new paradigm going beyond economic rationality. For many years she has aimed at enriching environments with an aesthetic dimension through the use of performance art, universe design and ‘fiction pimping’. She is the co-founder of a range of organizations and movements within the field of performance art applied in a series of different everyday-life contexts, not at least the streets, among them Fiction Pimps, Sisters Hope (ongoing project: Sisters Academy), Club de la Faye, Staging Transitions and The Poetic Revolution. She has completed several projects, articles and publications on intervening and relational performance art and new societies. Besides her performance art-practice Gry has a MA in Theatre- and Performance Studies, with a minor in Cultural Economy and Aesthetic Leadership, and is also an Associate at RUC, Roskilde University Center, DK, in Performance Design. Gry is curating the performance-art program at Roskilde Festival 2013.
Fiction Pimp, lecturer, and performance artist. Inga has a BA in Sociology and has a Masters in Modern Culture and Cultural Communication. Her artistic and scientific work is driven by her passion for framing and investigating how people experience and reflect upon the world. While studying sociology, she has developed new qualitative methods to document and study the subjective experience of performance art and the social situations it portrays. In her work as Fiction Pimp, she continuously experiments with different aspects of qualitative methods in action research as part of activist strategies and the process of inspiration. Co-founder of Club de la Faye and House of Futures.
Fiction Pimp, lecturer, musician and performance artist. Madeleine Kate has a BA in Performance Design and Visual Culture and describes her own mission as being a person able to envision and further manifest all the latent stories, images, poetry and parallel universes within every situation; thereby creating new opportunities and opening up dimensions to life that were always there, but many forgot how to recognize and materialize. Madeleine Kate has a broad experience in concept development and she likes to engage in designing significant events, mostly in urban landscapes. Madeleine Kate also creates movies and documentation of events, latest from the project “In 100 Years – starting now”, for The Nordic Council of Ministers and various music videos. Co-founder of “Time and Space Died Yesterday”, Fiction Pimps, Club de la Faye and House of Futures.
Steen Svendsen is a futurist, policy strategist and co-founder of Public Futures and House of Futures. He is former Head of Research at the Danish think-tank, Monday Morning and The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. He is also former consulting futurist to Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, UK. He is educated in political science and former lecturer at the University of Copenhagen. His main areas of work are strategy and policy developments for public and private organisations, and futures methods and techniques. He is an adviser to political ministries, municipalities, organizations and international companies through research projects, sparring and lectures. Steen was Project Manager of “In 100 Years – starting now” supported by The VELUX FOUNDATION.
Søren Steen Olsen is a futurist, policy strategist and co-founder of Public Futures and House of Futures. Originally trained as an economist, he has taught economics at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. Worked as a professional futurist at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies for more than a decade. He has consulted, written and lectured extensively on a broad range of subjects including labour market, family patterns, international economics and futures studies. He specialises in political strategy and policy development. At Public Futures he has helped pioneer social innovation in Denmark, working with the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, The Danish AIDS Foundation, Danner’s Shelter, DaneAge Association, various Danish municipalities, and the National Association of Join-In Centres, among others.
Stine is a graphic designer and illustrator at NXT since 2005. She has worked as Art Director on FO/Futuresorientation for several years during which the magazine was awarded for its graphic design from both Communication Arts/ Award of Exellence and Danish Special Media/ Anders Bordings special prize. Her main focus is exploring the mix of handmade reality, strong visual graphic identity and the digital age to create images possessing diverse human lives.
Tao Legene Thomsen, Research and Communication Assistant
Tao is the youngest working member of House of Futures. At age 21 he vowed to live off the written word, established his own company, and has since worked freelance as a copywriter for Danish and international organizations such as Citibank, Mercuri Urval, Falck, DTU and Magasin before showing up unannounced at House of Futures. His BSc is in Economics and Strategic Communication, and he is currently working on his Masters Degree in Political Leadership and Communication. He is interested in how ideas shape our world and our views. He always strives to avoid the inadvertently convoluted parlance of academia – and write more simply.
m: +45 6065 5538
Bernhard Kirkeby, Assistant
All that needs to be done on and off at the office.
m: +45 2063 7253