12–13 June 2017 in Turku, Finland
To understand the challenges of our time, we need systems thinking to grasp the complexity of our world. At its core is to see the inter-relationships rather than linear cause-and-effect chains, and in seeing processes of change rather than snapshots. All futures studies are ultimately connected to a systems approach. Since systems thinking is a way of interpreting the universe as a series of interconnected and inter-related wholes, it offers us the tools to manage complexity we observe around us.
This was the 18th International Futures Conference of the Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. At the same time the FFRC was celebrating its 25th year of quality academic research. The conference was organised in co-operation with the Finland Futures Academy, the National Foresight Network, Finland and Foresight Europe Network, FEN.
There were about 320 participants representing 29 countries.
- Futures of a complex world. European Journal of Futures Research 2018.
- Saarimaa, Riikka & Wilenius, Markku (editors) Futures of a Complex World. Proceedings of the Conference “Futures of a Complex World”, 12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland. FFRC eBOOK 2/2018, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. 286 p. ISBN 978-952-249-499-3, ISSN 1797-1322.