Creatives & Forecasters seek to envision
futures but need new methods and mindsets
in a changing world. We created a framework
to help you elevate your foresight work
and author a regenerative future.
Everyone has ‘the future of’ at the tip of their tongue.
The field of future foresight is at the center of influencing culture, design, media, marketing, policy, innovation all the way to services.
Learning and perfecting future forecasting methods and principles has never been so vital for creatives and foresight professionals, given the complexity of our world.
But all too often, we feel a lack of access to peers to grow with, ongoing education and resources that empower our development and vision for a sustainable world. We have a sense of responsible guardianship over our planet's future.
The intersectionality of our challenges, both professional and ethical mean our work can feel all consuming. The lack of support for our specific needs can cost us years, especially when trying to figure things out on our own and without peers to exchange with.
Trend Atelier is a community and education hybrid platform. We usher in a new era of regenerative approaches and support systems for future forecasters and futuring creatives. Our mission is to fuel your development, empower your role in this evolving world, and prepare you for the next era of future foresight.
World Building is our overarching framework* with 4 key pillars essential to empower and equip future forecasters and creatives who want to elevate their skills and mission.
Each pillar defines the regenerative foresight journey we deliver for our community members:
MISSION VISION - Clarify your Mission. This is your compass for personal, professional development, and lays the Vision for the future.
METHODS PRINCIPLES: Learn the tools and frameworks to apply regenerative and impactful future foresight
INSIDE OUT SUSTAINABILITY: Sustainability starts with how you treat yourself. Connect with your values and redefine your productivity
EXPRESSION INFLUENCE: Nurture your futures leadership, self expression and presentation skills so that you can make an impact.
In a Learning Atelier, you can immerse yourself at your own pace and embed a pillar of the World Building Framework into your foresight practice. We host a mix of live events, pre-recorded lessons, collective inspiration spaces, tools and resources to ensure you grow.
A Futuring journey is a manageable step-by-step guide designed to help you reach a specific goal. For example: How to present a future forecast, How to organise your research, Regenerative metrics for evaluating trends, Ways of prototyping a future scenario or How to manage your time.
On our platform accessible both on desktop and phone, learn from the signals of change shared by our creative and futuring community members in our collective intelligence space. This is a feed of diverse insights inspired by:
This is where we ideate on solutions and visionary insights around specific themes that matter to our community. Co-creation is a direct product of our futuring culture.
Live discussions, future forecast presentations and asynchronous discussions in our community feed provide a grasp of the global challenges and solutions for our societies and creative industries.
Our future trend presentations prioritise on thought provoking ideas and interactivity. We ask the questions: how might we adapt? What are the wild cards and possible futures ahead?
On our platform, we have all the social networking features you need to make meaningful connections. This includes direct messaging, group chat and forums to share future foresight ideas, ask for feedback on your research and projects. We are your first point of call to lean on.
Our community members host their own events and interest groups. The event programming reflects our collective passion for innovation, discussion, regenerative futures and our members' evolving interests.
Hi, Geraldine Wharry here. I am a futurist, educator and futures designer, founder of Trend Atelier.
I help forecasters and creatives reach their full potential and mission to drive change. After years of climate change and sustainability advocacy whilst advising organisations in the creative industry, I've learnt I'm obsessed with community.
Through hundreds of conversations, I've also learnt forecasters and futuring creatives need a full spectrum of support: from practical tools to accomplish complex tasks to self care rituals that breed creativity, from asking for what you're worth to fulfilling your sense of purpose.
As humans, we grow through shared actualisation and exchange much more than a self paced course, or one workshop, as helpful as they can be.
Regenerative Future foresight, as the most significant approach to futures tackling the greatest challenges of our time, requires inspiration, creativity, study, experimentation, time and support.
The best way to do this is by learning and succeeding together.
We have created a culture of feeling welcomed and supported.
Here's a peek at the values and guidelines we take to heart.
With your people, your place to exchange, learn and grow
Powered by collective intelligence, regenerative principles, tools and resources.
Welcome to Trend Atelier.
To recap, here is what is inside.
Learn and grow to reach your full potential as a futuring creative.
Our best ambassadors are the creatives and professionals who have grown thanks to Trend Atelier.
"Learning the tools to develop your own perspectives about the future makes it that much more exciting. You learn to develop tools to critically analise big social issues. This course was fundamental to the success of my project"
"One of the most in-depth online courses I have ever taken. It is very engaging, captivating and it’s complete. All the things you need to learn Geraldine discusses. It’s very insightful and eye opening"
"I have been working in trend research for 7 years and the course helped me organise my research and sources, become more focused. The methodologies Geraldine taught us were very interesting and I felt very supported"