WHAT IS FUTUREPERFECT?
Sustainable living, and the principles of sustainability, have not become mainstream and aspirational for normal people – even though ‘sustainable’ stuff and ideas are everywhere. Something is not working.
The serious debates about sustainability are abstract, negative, and unengaging. And ‘green living’ is a consumerist distraction: not so much because lots of industries are still causing harm, but because the most interesting industries – culture, technology, finance, and others – are not involved or don’t understand their huge potential to create positive change. This is what is not working.
At the same time – new, less-materialistic, more-connected generations, who are ready for new lifestyles are emerging, and exploiting new opportunities for sustainable living that no-one even dreamt of before.
So Futureperfect has its mission to help fix the lack of engagement among normal people and organisations – including businesses – to the tremendous positive potential of sustainable living. To do this, Futureperfect focusses only on the new value that can be created, by new generations being exposed to new themes in new, experiential formats.
WHO IS FUTUREPERFECT FOR?
The main focus of Futureperfect is creating activities that showcase the great stuff already happening within real sustainable living. Futureperfect offers explorations with this content – through events like the Futureperfect festivals – of the amazing work going on, and the amazing people involved. This creates a tremendous opportunity to engage new people in the positive and high-potential themes of sustainable living – Futureperfect is for all these people and organisations.
Futureperfect Festival 2011 took place in Molkom near Karlstad, with the support of Karlstads Kommun, Region Värmland, and the Embassies of the United States, Norway, and Denmark. These are some of the images:
Access the 2011 Festival website here.
Futureperfect Festival 2012 took place on the island of Vaxholm, in collaboration with Waxholm Strand campsite, with the support of Vaxholms Kommun, and private donors. These are some of the images:
Access the 2012 Festival website here.
Futureperfect Festival 2013 took place on the island of Grinda, in the Stockholm archipelago, in collaboration with Grinda Wärdshus and Skärgårdsstiftelsen, with the support of Stockholm Visitors Board, Konstfack and other partners. These are some of the images:
Access the 2013 Festival website here.
Futureperfect events are collaborations involving some or all the following program elements.
To find out more about Futureperfect events, click on the tabs below. Events follow similar formats to the program elements of the Festival. Upcoming events appear in the Calendar – click on them for more info.
The most high-profile of these are the Urban Futures Forums – they have their own website – which are events which enable policy makers at national and urban level to create partnerships and policy for the next generation of sustainable urban development
Here’s some highlights of Futureperfect events, outside the Festivals.
- URBAN FUTURES FORUM
- ALMEDALEN DIALOGUE 2013
- FOOD FUTURES FORUM
- ART vs TECH FORUM
- ALMEDALEN DIALOGUE 2012
The first Urban Futures Forum took place in Copenhagen in October 2013, at the offices BIG architects, hosted by Ida Auken, Danish Environment Minister, and Bjarke Ingels. Images will be up here soon – for now, look at the project website, and click on the image to access the report.
The second Almedalen Dialogue took place in Visby, on Gotland, in July 2013 as part of Almedalsveckan, with Anna Denell, Karolina Lisslö, and Lisa Emilia Svensson. These are some of the images:
The first Food Futures Forum took place in Fotografiska in February 2013, with Mathias Dahlgren, Carolyn Steel, Jan Åman, and Ola Kjellander as speakers, sponsored by Fotografiska, Still Sparkling, Wagyu Beef, WWF, and more. These are some of the images:
An Art vs Technology Forum took place in December 2012, hosted by Rosendals Trädgård, in conjunction with an organic and local julbord (Christmas buffet), with André Heinz, Alexander Bard, and Joel Lindefors as speakers, and John Manoochehri facilitating. These are some of the images:
The first Almedalen Dialogue took place in Visby, on Gotland, in July 2012 as part of Almedalsveckan, with Jennifer Robinson, Kristin Hrafnsson, Jeremy Bowen, Alexander Bard, Måns Adler, Fredrik Wass, and John Manoochehri. Here’s a video captured by Joakim Jardenberg on his phone.
FUTUREPERFECT FESTIVAL 2014
if you want to participate or collaborate – start with the Festival! Come and meet the Members, speakers, partners and other interested and interesting folks! Click the program cover to go to the website!
Futureperfect is a collaboration open to all – newcomer and expert, technician, creator and dreamer alike. We welcome input from inviduals and experts who want to explore, communicate, and engage around real sustainable living. The easiest way to participate is just to come along to an event!
In Sweden, if you are engaged in sustainability issues, as an individual or organisation, and want to create more exciting opportunities to collaborate, Membership is suitable for you.
If you just want to experience great events and meet inspiring people, becoming an Explorer will give you lots of opportunities discounts!
Click on the tabs below to find out more about being a Member or Explorer.
Otherwise – just try an event, and see where it takes you! If you join now, you get the Festival free!
Organisations and individuals who are engaged with sustainable living, and other cool stuff (as defined by us)
Get discounted tickets Festival & events
Create themed events within the Futureperfect framework, by agreement
Promotion, development and networking opportunities
Collaboration with and direct exposure to world-class experts and projects
Contribute to a universal movement of social progress
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Include name, address, personnummer / organisationsnummer, what you do and what you want and need!
The startup fee of 200 SEK is included in the first annual fee.
Pay the yearly fee of:
25,000 SEK for corporations and organisations (adjusted for turnover)
5,000 SEK for NGO’s and associations
2000 SEK for individuals
500 SEK for students/artists
Sign up here and see full details of membership.
Anyone – including organisations – who wants to explore sustainable living in a new way, that’s inspiring and rich – not boring or scary.
Get up to 20% discounted tickets on Festival & events
Great experiences, fun, inspiration and learning
Creative opportunities for personal and career development
Contribute to a universal movement of social progress
Contact us at email@example.com to say hi! Include name, address, personnummer / organisationsnummer, what you do and what you want and need!
To be included as an Explorer, pay your annual fee of 200 sek per person here, or to Futureperfect Explorer Association bankgiro: 340-0447
Read the Statutes (stadgar) here.
We are looking for passionate people who want to help us make a difference through an Associateship during 3-4 months; where possible, a small fee is offered. Areas of focus include Program Development, Communications, Social Media, Web, Community Development, Partnerships & Strategy, and more.
For all events, we welcome Volunteers who want to participate before and during, in order to gain experience, contact with the experts and partners, and have a lot of fun in the process.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or your CV to express interest.
For updates and newsfeeds, find us here:
Facebook: Futureperfect Organisation
Visit us at The Hub, Riddargatan 17D, 11457 Stockholm.
Futureperfect is a not-for-profit Swedish economic association / ekonomisk förening is run by and for its Members, both individuals and organisations. It is supported by a core group of Friends (key advisors, contributors), and individual Explorers (supporters).
John Manoochehri – Founder, Futureperfect Festivals, Architect, Resource Vision (Chair)
Gabriella Silfwerbrand – Manager, Impact Hub Stockholm
Jesper Kjellerås – Founder and CEO, Impact Hub Stockholm
Kim Jakobsson, Michael Toivio, Sam Cooley, Joel Lindefors
Organisationsnummer 769624-9585 (FP Sustainable Living Ekonomisk Förening)
Bankgiro 876-3260 / SEB Account 5206 10 780 60 / IBAN SE6950000000052061078060 / BIC ESSESESS
THE HUB STOCKHOLM | CEO Jesper Kjellerås
UNGDOMAR.SE | CEO Kim Jakobsson
RESOURCE VISION | CEO John Manoochehri
KJELLANDER + SJÖBERG ARKITEKTER | Founding Partners, Ola Kjellander + Stefan Sjöberg
DVLOP FOOD CONCEPTS | CEO Daniella Illerbrand
FUTERRA SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATIONS | CEO Magnus Ljungberg
DEMOS HELSINKI | CEO Tuuli Kaskinen