Kühne Wicki is lead by Martina Kühne and Senem Wicki, both with profound and international expertise in Futures Research, Innovation and Organizational Transformation - with special interest in the future of cities and smart cities, the future of retail and consumption, the future of work and skill shift.
So you are curious what kühne wicki is all about. Well, we are an interdisciplinary office with strong expertise in futures research, futures development and futures implementation – dedicated to stuff that makes the future more accessible and tangible.
Martina is the kühne in kühne wicki. She has a PhD in Economics – and yet an interest in humanity. As a futurist and foresight consultant for well-known think tanks, she realized that many people and organizations want to innovate – but only a few actually dare to change. That's what makes her think, write and talk about human needs and social change in the digital age.
Martina has authored numerous future studies and is a well-respected lecturer. Her expertise is focused on digital transformation, consumption and consumerism, retail and the future of cities.
Martina is a big picture observer with an eye for detail. She is passionate about giving individuals and institutions the tools they need to more effectively think about and shape their strategy and their future.
· The Future of Cities & Smart Cities
· The Future of Retail & Consumption
· The Future of Luxury & Social Status
· Rituals in a Fast-Changing World
· Alternative Futures & Narratives
Priscille is the design and art associate of kühne wicki. She studied the beaux-arts in France (ESBA TALM Beaux-arts, Angers) and the future in Switzerland (ZHdK University of the Arts, Zurich). She is impressively hands-on and passionate about projects that focus on proximate senses and on communication modalities.
Priscille masters a wide spectrum of disciplines and collaborates with product and graphic designers, scientists and even perfumers – therefore she’s got the right nose for an interdisciplinary expertise of the cultural and social sphere.
Recently she started a creative consultancy that offers to use physical artefacts as mediation tools to open new perspectives on design thinking and future thinking.
· Speculative design methods
· Fictional storytelling
· Hands-on creative processes
· Facilitation with scents
· Sensory ethnography
Senem is the wicki in kühne wicki. She is trained as a Kaospilot in Denmark and a futures researcher in Zurich. She has spent many years working as an innovation expert for cities, corporations and think tanks, designing transformative processes and helping organizations refocus in an ever-changing context. Her forward-thinking and entrepreneurial skills are highly regarded on boards, in committees and at conferences.
Senem is specialized in identifying an organization’s DNA as the authentic starting point for every future strategy, as well as a creative workshop design accelerating it’s implementation.
Senem is a hands-on maker and has also co-founded MIND IN, a contemporary mindfulness studio focusing on training emotional intelligence and essential human skills for the digital society.
· The Future of Cities, Bricks & Mortar
· Future Client Needs in Banking
· New Work, Future Skills & Mindfulness
· Digital Transformation & Social Innovation
· Future & Design Thinking Methods