Kühne Wicki is an interdisciplinary future thinktank, based in Zurich, Switzerland offering Futures Research, Futures Development and Futures Implementation. We make the future more tangible. Our future stuff is typically delivered in words & pictures, in the form of analysis & papers, keynotes & workshops, design & facilitation, speculative objects & spaces. While its form may vary, future stuff is always the tangible outcome of one of the following steps: futures research, futures development, futures implmentation.
Future Stuff comes in many shapes. Our work is typically delivered in words & pictures, in the form of analysis & papers, keynotes & workshops, speculative objects & spaces. While its form may vary, future stuff is always the tangible outcome of one of the following steps.
Exploring potential futures. We identify social and economic trends, analyze technological developments with a balanced human view and provide a better understanding of how future scenarios may affect you and your organization. Basically, we sort trends and make sense of today to get a fresh perspective on tomorrow.
We explore potential futures in the form of:
Horizon Scanning & Trend Analysis
Inspirational Keynotes & Lectures
Scenario & Strategy Workshop
Designing desirable futures. The future is not predetermined – it’s created by humans and organizations. So what kind of future do you want? Based on future-facing insights, we help you address and solve strategic challenges by offering a deeper understanding of how your organization can realign its best interests with the future.
We usually design desirable futures by:
Building Imaginative Visions
Negotiating Future Perspectives
Critical Thinking & Speculative Design
Testing the future. We bring ideas to life – in a small-scale, low-stakes way. Therefore, we develop prototypes and processes that can be handled and understood. The notion of actually experiencing the future instead of just talking about it is a powerful way to engage people, overcome resistance and learn as an organization.
We generally test the future by:
Practicing Hands-on Process Design
Designing & Curating Experiments
Facilitating Learning Spaces