Pupul
Bisht

Creative Lead, Next Generation Foresight Practice, School of International Futures

Pupul Bisht is creative lead in the Next Generation Foresight Practice at School of International Futures (SOIF). A multidisciplinary designer, futurist, and winner of the Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award 2018, she is founder of the Decolonizing Futures Initiative, a global project that aims to engage marginalized communities in imagining their preferred futures. Recognized as a thought leader advocating for culturally inclusive practices in design and futures, Pupul has been invited to speak at prestigious global platforms such as the ESPAS Conference (Brussels), UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum (Paris), PRIMER Conference (NYC), SDNow Conference (Australia), and the Global Foresight Summit. She also hosts panels on the future of storytelling at the NABShow, run annually in Las Vegas by the National Association of Broadcasting (US), discussing latest innovations in the field of media and entertainment and their impact on the world. She is the youngest founding member of Action Foresight’s “Global Swarm”—an internationally distributed team of futurists, reachers, and innovators. The group worked with NESTA on developing a guide on participatory futures as well as designing a game to imagine new ways to involve people in thinking about the future.

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