95014 TD: Envisioning futures worth wanting +8cp
Requisite(s): 36 credit points of completed study in any Bachelor's Degree OR 36 credit points of completed study in any Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 36 credit points of completed study in any Bachelor's Combined Honours
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 95006 TD: Envisioning futures worth wanting
This subject introduces students to key concepts and methods from the transdisciplinary field of futures studies. Skills and knowledge in this area are increasingly in demand in industry and the public sector, and they are fundamental tools to enable more effective participation in addressing the wicked problems faced by business, government, communities, and humanity as a whole.
Working individually and in teams to complete a participatory futures project in partnership with the City of Sydney council, students apply approaches to create and critically evaluate images of the future, identify signals of change, explore how possible futures could emerge, and ultimately propose a future worth wanting. Through these place-based projects, students explore the past, present, and possible futures of Sydney, identify opportunities and challenges for a sustainable urban future, and critically reflect on how their own perspectives and values influence their thinking and their actions.
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