Author: e.oosterlaken

Framework for thriving futures

What do people need to thrive? Dreaming, Doing, and Owning could be three essential ways of looking towards the future in order to empower people to thrive in a complex world. How could we use this framework to design for the human potential?

Changemaker’s manifesto

This manifesto was written as a result of a research process where I looked at the future of a rapidly changing world Who am I to decide the future? Out of all of us, why should I influence our future fate? Our world is changing faster and faster. In a world where Google has replaced […]

The Tragedy of the Hipster

Originally published in Turn The Page magazine, issue #61, July 2017 I am absolutely sick of them. You know, those ‘cute’, ‘hip’, ‘local’ coffee shops popping up everywhere you go? The ones with reclaimed wood, industrial lamps, exposed brick walls, trying to sell a variation of a cappuccino for five Euros? I am sick of their […]