This page describes the flow of the scenario workshop about the futures of Laurisilva (laurel forest), conducted in Ponta do Sol in November 2014. More information about the content of the workshop can be found on the Laurisilva Futures page.
10:00 - 10:20 M-iti, FoAM
10:20 - 11:00 Feedback Laura Silva experience prototype
The day before M-ITI took the participants through an experience prototype of a transmedia/context aware narrative about the fictional herbalist Laura Silva. In this session the participants are invited to give feedback to the team, using following questions:
11:00 - 11:15 Mapping the territory
Past & present: Group discussion and recollection of memories from the previous day: walk through the forest, known facts about Laurisilva, inputs from locals and experts.
The goal is to create a map of the territory in which the scenarios will take place and find some constant
11:15 -11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:15 The thing from the future
Icebreaker using the The thing from the future. These cards are based on four generic futures which we use in this workshop, and the game can help the participants to acquaint themselves with the concepts. The deck is slightly altered by adding one object card (Herbarium), that is the part of Laura Silva's story.
12:15 - 13:00 Futures wheel
Mapping out change drivers on a futures wheel
Draw a diagram with the forest in the middle and different types of influences around it.
Whole group instruction (5 min) → breakouts (20min) → synthesis in one group (20min)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:05 - 14:20 Generic futures writing exercise
14:20 - 15:00 Scenario skeletons
Group discussion to create skeletons of four generic futures for Laurisilva:
Whole group discussion (~10min per scenario)
15:00 - 15:15 BREAK
15:15 – 15:40 Fleshing out the stories
Adding details to the scenarios:
In breakout groups 30 mins
15:40 – 16:00 a tourist poster from the future
Tourists are the primary target group for Laura Silva's story. We therefore decided to create a prototype of a poster from the different futures…
Make a poster to describe your world in a few words/sentences, drawings and images.
16:00 - 16:30 ending Laura Silva's story
Describe how Laura Silva's story would end in the different scenarios.
4 breakouts (participants can stay in the same group from the previous session or change groups if they prefer)
16:30 - 16:50 reporting
Whole group discussion, with different breakout groups reporting/presenting their scenarios, posters and the story of Laura's herbarium in their future.
Short reflection for each group (questions, discussion).
16:50 - 17:00 mood
We began the day by describing yourself and your mood as a forest. Do this again and see if and how your forest has changed.
16:55 - 17:00 cheers
All participants take a glass and a chocolate (hazelnut schnapps from Austria and Belgian chocolates). Slowly narrow the circle with a glass in your hand and all toast at the same time, to Laurisilva and Laura Silva!