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Session: International Launch of Poli.Futuros, collective (re)building futures in vulnerable communities after the pandemic

Type: Panel

This session will be the international launch of Project Poli.Futuros, which allied to the UNESCO chair of Images of the Futures and Co-creation aim to use futures literacy tools to address the theme of futures in vulnerable communities, especially after the pandemics and co-create desirable and actionable futures together with these communities. The project is a Brazilian initiative that aims to use-the-futures as humanitarian tools for people to (re)connect to their purposes, (re)build agency and (re)claim sovereignty over interrupted or captive futures.


Bibiana Xausa-Bosak

Woman, futurist, communicator, with a political and psychology background from my grandparents. A real mixed bag of ethnicities, with native Brazilian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish ancestry. A world citizen in love with the worlds cultures, creeds and peoples. I had to (re)construct my future many times, and as I write, my future is currently interrupted by a sudden job loss. Living my own version of the need to reconstruct personal futures.

Natalie Davantel

Woman, designer, futurist, graduate student in cultural anthropology. Paulistana who learned early on, with her grandmother, the passion for people, the power of collective connections and the belief that we can still rebuild the world. She discovered in the ability to imagine futures a tool to create resilience in the face of the need to constantly rebuild.

Ana Paula Medeiros

Arab fusion and urban dance dancer, historian, designer and Master in Technology and Society from UTFPR. Trainer, professor and researcher in the field of design & culture, her research covers topics related to future studies, Afrofuturism and its relations in the world of fashion and design, including gender, race and class relations. She is the coordinator of the Curly Pride March of Curitiba and the creator of the Decolonial Futurisms page.