The Futures’s Happening: Democracy Edition 


The Futures’s Happening: Democracy Edition 



“We can’t build a future we haven’t first imagined.” Lisa Kay Solomon, Futurist in Residence, Stanford

In April, the Stanford hosted The Futures Happening: Democracy Edition, a generative gathering for “democracy makers, movers, and multipliers” at the Stanford

The Futures Happening activated more positive postures and possibilities for our civic futures. Grounded in bright spots of today, we expanded our capacity for civic imagination and creative agency to empower bold possibilities for a better tomorrow.

Working collaboratively with Kreatives, a global design strategy firm, every element of the brand and experience focused on igniting bold inspiration, unexpected connections, and new possibilities.

Beyond any one determined outcome, The Futures Happening emphasized building futurists and new futures in applied and experiential ways.

“This was so much more than a single gathering. This was a ‘civic springboard’.” – Sanda Balaban, Founder, YVote

Key Team Members Team
Lisa Kay Solomon, Architect, Host, Producer
Scott Doorley, Creative Director
David Martinez, Head of Social Media
Owen Hipwell, Environments Manager
Kreatives Team
Franzi Sessler, Co-Founder, Creative Director
Sebastian Lehner, Photography Lead
Additional Team Members
Cheryl Hughes, Producer