“Before we start, I’d like to acknowledge that the decisions we make in this room today may have implications into the future and far beyond the lifetime of this project, team or organisation. We make those decisions with that in mind.”- The Long Time Project

This is the first public…


This story was first published in December 2020, for Forum for the Future — Futures Centre. It is republished here in its entirety.

Earlier this year, just as the pandemic began and we were all processing the feelings of shock and disbelief, I wrote a piece on Medium furiously, in…


“A more beautiful world shimmers just beneath the surface, bobbing up whenever the systems that hold it underwater loosen their grip.” Charles Eisenstein

I write this as someone that’s worked in humanitarian and development aid for almost two decades. …


This is just a short note — more as a place holder for myself more than anything. But thought I would put it on here as I might add more to this as I go — and of course, welcome thoughts/additions from others.

In times of anxiety, I say this…


How do we talk about the future in vulnerable contexts? When people are juggling crippling poverty or feel unsafe? How about in contexts where young people do not necessarily feel that they have full agency over their own destiny. Where family, culture, religion might play a greater role in how…


Current humanitarian and development practices are built on decades of research, partnerships, policy development, and operational implementation. These origins have shaped the dominant view of about the aid sector. …


If we are truly to be fit for the future, it is not enough to merely look at internal organizational structures, processes and policies. The question of being future fit is also about whether we are fit to serve communities of the future. Are we going to be able to…

Aarathi Krishnan

Humanitarian Futures and Strategic Foresight Advisor. Interested in cultural, indigenous, feminist & decolonising futures. All views my own

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