Should Everyone be a Futurist?

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This month we have the incredible Elliott Montgomery!

Coming off of his insightful presentation at PRIMER18, Elliott Montgomery will join us for a discussion of democratized speculation. A leader in the participatory futures practice, Elliott has a wealth of knowledge about how to engage diverse audiences around alternative narratives. He has even co-authored a book of effective methods. But the question remains, "Should Everyone be a Futurist?"

Elliott P. Montgomery is a futures-researcher and strategic designer whose work focuses on speculative alternatives at the confluence of social, technological and environmental impact. He is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design at Parsons School of Design, and is co-founder of The Extrapolation Factory, a design-futures studio based in Brooklyn. He is a former design research resident at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy. He holds a Masters Degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelors in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.