Futurity Works aims to help consultancies unlock their imagination to think beyond the present and speculate possible futures, to adapt and build prevention for emerging needs. Our service consists of two parts, a future hackathon and an intelligence collective platform, to cultivate creative conversations through a fun way of storytelling and dynamic collaboration.
The Future of Consulting Services
Reimagine new concepts of how consulting services might be shaped to meet new challenges for both markets and ways of work. Identify external challenges over 3-5 years and develop a new organisational design and ways of working.
Futurity Works is a service that transforms the way consultancies narrate their vision to clients through speculative storytelling frameworks, aiming to facilitate future design thinking. It consists of a hackathon and an intelligent digital platform, which are designed to help both employees and clients create curiosity and understand the value of speculating future scenarios. Through the collaborative activities during the hackathon, they can establish the short term strategies that could be adopted, such as prevention, adaptability, transformation and sustainability for emerging needs.
Most of the tech consultancies are just being reactive to what clients ask for, by providing delivery-oriented solutions which will eventually lead to a decrease of competitiveness in the market. It is necessary for consultancies to be involved in the earlier stages of the design process and establish a collective understanding of creative thinking preferable futures with clients in order to build a long term relationship with them.
Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to micro beads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute. Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and homes may be ending up in landfill sites across the world, the government’s spending watchdog has warned.
Plastic Recycling in Dharavi
The recycling industry in Dharavi is a £700m industry
80% of Mumbai’s solid waste is recycled; that is close to 8000 metric tons
Plastic waste is bought by the kilogram at (approx.) 15p per kg of plastic bottles
The plastic recycling industry employs close to 10,000 people
20,000 single-room factories support the economy of the slum
Housing Situation in Dharavi
1 million people live in Dharavi with a population density of 869,565 people per square mile
The most basic housing relies on materials like corrugated iron sheets and bamboo or wooden planks
Dharavi receives heavy monsoon rains, which takes its toll on poorly built houses
Most structures are built through manual labour due to narrow streets and lack of space for heavy machinery
WHAT IS IT FOR?
Point of plastic waste accumulation
Almost all of the plastic waste from Mumbai
-Employing almost 10,000 people
-Having 20,000 single-room factories
-A £700m industry
Need for durable housing
-869,565 people per square mile
-Built through manual labour
How might we help consultancies attain a competitive advantage, through instilling a future design thinking mindset?
How will it benefit for residents in Dharavi slum
Creating valuable end-products compared to raw materials.
Open Source toolkit of process and product with the use of accessible materials
No toxic gases, no concrete and cement, overall positive environmental impact