Epaminondas Christophilopoulos co-designed and co-facilitated with C. Kavazanjian (UNESCO, Paris), M. Packer (OECD/NEA, Paris), and with Cornelius Holtorf and Anders Högberg (UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University), the first Futures Literacy Laboratory in collaboration between UNESCO and OECD/NEA.
Picture: Rebecca Tadesse, Head of Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning Division at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, welcomes participants
Dedicated to exploring “The Future of Human Responses to Deep Geological Repositories” a total 17 international participants were present at the Lab which was held at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) in Stockholm (25 September 2023).
The Lab established the usefulness of the skill of futures literacy in the context of awareness preservation concerning long-term repositories of nuclear waste. Futures literacy encompasses both an awareness of the large significance of present-day assumptions about the future and an understanding of multiple alternative futures lying ahead of the contemporary world.