Scott Smith speaking at the Dubai Future Accelerator.                                                Image: Enda Crowley

Scott Smith speaking at the Dubai Future Accelerator.                                                Image: Enda Crowley


  • Changeist is a partner in development and delivery of the new Dubai Future Academy, an exciting new initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation. Read more about our initial session in January 2017. 

  • Scott Smith was interviewed for a recent Wall Street Journal look at how thinking like a futurist is needed now more than ever. Read

  • Susan Cox-Smith reports on her Thingclash workshop, held in January at A/D/O in Brooklyn. Read

  • Natalie Kane and Scott Smith guest lectured as part of the 2017 Winterschool programme at RITSC in Brussels in January 2017. PDF

  • Changeist joined Time's Up and Extrapolation Factory for futuring workshops as part of the cultural programme of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2017. Watch this recap.

  • Scott Smith and Dr Georgina Voss recently co-authored "Will Populism Kill Your Jetpack?" for The Atlantic. 

Scott talks about Future Design and anticipating complexity in cities for the Dubai Future Academy. Find out more about this program here.  


Near Next, Now.

Changeist is a post-national research, consulting and creative group that helps organizations navigate complex futures. Founded in 2007, we work with many different types of organizations—from public companies to venture groups, non-profits, cultural agencies, educational institutions and governments—to identify emergent change and develop strategies that realize new possibilities. 


  • UX London (Susan Cox-Smith / Natalie Kane) / May 26, 2017 / London
  • Media Future Week (Madeline Ashby / Scott Smith) / May 16, 2017 / Hilversum, NL
  • Fiber Festival (Susan Cox-Smith / Sjef Van Gaalen) / May 13, 2017 / Amsterdam



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