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Design the Future 2019

Design the Future 2019

"Thinking outside the box" or maybe "thinking without a box"? In any case, easy to say, difficult to implement. Even more when thinking about the future. 

As Niels Bohr once said: Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future. that is why this workshop, as usual, was not about predicting the future but designing your own one. For that, different thinking tools were offered, but not the usual ones. In the course, we share with the students how we think disruptively at CERN. 

The general objective of this workshop was that, while having fun, the students learned: 

  1. What CERN is by interacting directly with CERN researchers. 
  2. How to think disruptively. 

Don't be mistaken though. We squeezed every single neuron of the students' brain for them to think in ways they never imagined before. This, we could predict! 

In the 2019 edition of the Design The Future workshop, students from Tampere University, Technion and UP/EHU collaborated to create futuristic scenarios of a more sustainable future. You can find the video deliverables below: