Kantar Futures Blog

Category: culture

Saatchi looks east

culture, virtual

Saatchi looks east

Emily Pitts writes: As the leaves start to turn, so the cashmere and champagne crew turns out for the start of London’s art fair season. Amid the annual Zoo, Frieze… Read More »

Learning from your staff

culture, customer service, research

Learning from your staff

Andrew Curry writes: Visiting the British Museum’s Hadrian exhibition on a wet Sunday in August isn’t perhaps the most sensible thing to do, although the exhibition is striking even when… Read More »

The commoditisation of sexual relationships

children, culture, digital, trends

The commoditisation of sexual relationships

The image is a plot of the sexual relationships of students at Jefferson High School occurring within the preceding 6 months Trevor Harvey writes: Over the past few years, society… Read More »

“We are where we are”

cities, culture, future, transport

“We are where we are”

Rachel Kelnar writes: I went to two really interesting futures events last week and was struck by the extent to which some emerging learnings were common to both, despite having… Read More »

Liverpool Street freeze

cities, culture, performance, places

Liverpool Street freeze

The Liverpool Street Freeze was a few weeks ago now, but Denise’s post somehow got lost in the machine. Better late than never. Denise Hicks writes: Flash mobbing and its… Read More »

The power of ‘we’

behavior change, communities, culture, politics, social responsibility, sustainability

The power of ‘we’

Becky Rowe writes: I’ve been in Australia for a few days for a client project and one of things I have noticed (aside from the jetlag and great weather) is… Read More »

Can the arts cure cancer?

culture, politics

Can the arts cure cancer?

Rachel Kelnar writes: While teaching part of a module on “Planning for the Future”, part of City University’s Cultural Leadership programme, I was struck by a provocative comment from one… Read More »

Unravelling the cassette

culture, design, digital, media

Unravelling the cassette

Stacey Yates writes: The audio cassette is 45 years old this year, and is reaching the end of its life, at least in Europe and the US. It peaked in… Read More »

Grand Central Station freeze out

culture

Grand Central Station freeze out

Andrew Curry writes: Is it an event? Is it an experience? Is it play? Is it participation? Is it performance? Probably all five. ImprovEverywhere’s recent two hundred person ‘freeze’ at… Read More »