Postcards from the future

The “Postcard from the future” method is a visual, projective and intuitive tool to get insights into the beliefs and expectations of participants in a learning process. More importantly, it can be a good tool for fostering imaginative thinking and open dialogue about the kinds of desired/undesired futures, especially related to particular social issues, development projects, and contested social trends. Participants are asked to draw the future they desire on one side of the postcard and on the other side to write a message which either greets people from such a future or expresses expectations, doubts and longings. It can be used as a starting point of a wider dialogue on an issue.