Kantar Futures Blog

A strategic insight and innovation consultancy

SETI

digital, social responsibility, technology

New ways to donate

Eleanor Cooksey writes: With the rise of CSR and increasing interest in pro bono work, I was struck by an article in last week’s Economist which describes the range of… Read More »

Mapping the new Shanghai metro

design, transport

Mapping the new Shanghai metro

Andrew Curry writes: Our collegue Suvid Bajaj sends this map (click on the thumbnail) of the planned Shanghai metro – planned to reach 960 kms of track by 2020. In… Read More »

Online couch potatoes

communities, digital, media, technology, trends

Online couch potatoes

Becky Rowe writes: Watching TV on your own or looking to indulge in the irreverent wit of a bunch of Guardian Unlimited readers? Then log on to the ‘Real time… Read More »

The Upside of Down

books, sustainability

The Upside of Down

Andrew Curry writes: I was asked to write a paragraph on a book which had influenced my thinking in 2007 for a forthcoming issue of the WPP newspaper The Wire.… Read More »

The future of civil society in Britain and Ireland

politics, scenarios

The future of civil society in Britain and Ireland

Andrew Curry writes: I mentioned this large scale scenarios project in a post a few weeks ago – carried out for Carnegie UK’s Commission of Inquiry Into The Future of… Read More »

Green influencers

future, marketing, sustainability

Green influencers

          Clare Archer writes:   To mark Energy Savings Week, which finished yesterday, the Energy Saving Trust commissioned us to research the role of word of… Read More »

Outing Dumbledore

books, media

Outing Dumbledore

Andrew Curry writes: There’s a whole story here about fan culture and celebrities, and also what happens when authors don’t have to worry about what happens next. No sooner had… Read More »

The future of civil society

future, politics, scenarios

The future of civil society

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve just finished an extensive project with Carnegie UK’s Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in Britain and Ireland, looking out to 2025. We… Read More »

Signs of their times

design

Signs of their times

Andrew Curry writes: Great designs are of their moment – but they are also a vision of a future as well – future materials, future aesthetics, future lifestyles. Which is… Read More »