Foresight Researcher

Presentation | Ethnographic Experiential Futures: Combining ethnographic and experiential approaches to foresight

Kelly is a Toronto-based consultant at Kalypso that works to inspire creativity and curiosity in clients by leading them through breakthrough innovation methods. She brings three years of experience as a researcher with expertise in foresight and design thinking. Kelly supports the Strategic Foresight team within the Strategy & Operations practice at Kalypso where she provides research, analysis and facilitation for clients in the process manufacturing industry. Prior to Kalypso, she worked at KerrSmith, a multidisciplinary innovation studio in Toronto and gained experience in the public and private sector with clients including Munich Re, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, TD Bank, Creative State Michigan and Metrolinx. Kelly has a Master’s degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University and is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Futures Studies Federation. Her thesis and corresponding exhibition “Causing an Effect: Activists, Uncertainty and Images of the Future” explored the intersection of ethnography and experiential futures through the lens of environmental activism. Committed to socializing longterm thinking and innovative futures work, Kelly supports the World Futures Studies Federation as Creative Director of their biannual publication “Human Futures”.