Kieran Murrihy, Professional Futurist

“The MFP is a gem of a program. It’s wonderful to go on a journey of discovery with a group of people that are aware, intelligent and capable of encouraging each others fuller selves into the space. The frameworks and activities have enabled me to sharpen my understanding of where I can best add value in the world. They have also challenged me to consider how I show up more fully for my family and friends.”

Stephen Reimann, Senior Policy Maker

“The Mutants program gave me an opportunity to develop the skills, theories and understandings I acquired during my time completing the Swinburne Masers in Strategic Foresight. Expertly and gently guided by Jose, we worked coherently, challenging my biases and exploring my own personal narrative, within a safe and supportive environment, to develop my pitch to more clearly communicate my unique proposition and focus my own mutant foresight practice.”

Liz Landray, Municipal Community Development Officer

“The MFP provided me with a community of practice to continue and develop my futures knowledge base, practitioner skills and importantly to develop ongoing deep insight and self awareness of my practice.”

Heather Laurence, Futurist

“The MFP was both experimental and rooted in sound Foresight intention. It helped me to gain a deeper understanding into my Self and my Work and brought some clear insights that have catalysed ideas for future work and my journey in these times of great transistion and crisis.”

Mahesh Kandasamy

“The Mutants Futures Program has been a “game changer” for me. It has been a unique, deep and powerful learning experience that has enabled greater clarity of purpose and internal alignment. Unearthing certain personal narratives and metaphors embedded deeply in the unconscious was incredibly challenging and confrontational at times. However, the genuinely safe, inclusive and collaborative learning space created by fellow participants encouraged me to embark on a deeply reflective journey that has led to me identifying and securing work that is meaningful to me.”

Charmaine Sevil, Designer and Futurist

“I was deeply grateful to be part of this program. The mutant futures program itself is an emergent journey enacted through our own personal reflective rediscovery of the ‘authentic self’. Harnessed through enriching source material and practices, by focussing the lens to understand the interior of ones self. The discovery is the catalyst that drives our craft and professional pathways into our own ambitions of the future. The journey allows us to understand the weight of the past by looking back at our experiences travelled, the push of the future in having the encouragement to acknowledge our own true potential and the pull of the future is explored through personal metaphors and narratives that guide us into the future that we want to create and participate. This developmental program assists us to unearth our true value of contribution, enabling professional emergence and development within a supportive collaborative environment.”

Reanna Browne

“I have always held a deep belief in the adage that a learning journey can be best judged by how much it challenges and shifts how we see the world. With this as my yardstick, the Mutant Futures program has been one of the most powerful learning journey’s I have experienced to date. Among the plethora of practical insights around building my foresight craft, was the surfacing of the often unconscious dimensions of self. This program is an intimate voyage of self discovery and deep reflection and is delivered in poetic and reflective grace that asks you to challenge your conventional framing of self to better understand how this this framing underpins (consciously or otherwise) what we do, and do not do (and why) in the context of better understanding and developing our foresight/futures ‘craft’.”

Tara Nadun

“Thanks to the MFP, I found validation for the path that I had taken. It created the space for me to slow down, and to meet others who were on a similar journey. I am truly grateful for the people I met through the programme, for Jose’s gentle leadership, and the opportunity to play with combining emotional growth with entrepreneurial growth.”



Jose Ramos

José Maria Ramos is director of the boutique foresight consultancy Action Foresight, is Senior Consulting Editor for the Journal of Futures Studies, and is Senior Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has taught and lectured on futures studies, public policy and social innovation at the National University of Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), Swinburne University of Technology (Australia), Leuphana University (Germany), the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) and Victoria University (Australia). He has over 50 publications in journals, magazines and books spanning economic, cultural and political change, futures studies, public policy and social innovation. He has also co-founded numerous civil society organizations, a social forum, a maker lab, an advocacy group for commons governance, and a peer to peer leadership development group for mutant futurists. He holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature, a Masters degree in Strategic Foresight, and a Ph.D. in critical globalisation studies. He has a passion for the coupling of foresight and action, which has included both theoretical work through published articles, consulting work for federal, state and municipal governments, as well as citizen experiments in methodological innovation. He is originally from California of Mexican ancestry. Born in Oakland, he grew up in a very multi-cultural suburb of Los Angeles. After living in Japan and Taiwan, where he studied Japanese and Mandarin, he moved to Melbourne Australia to be with his wife, De Chantal. They have two children, son Ethan and daughter Rafaela. His other great passion is in considering who we are as planetary beings, which includes his ethnographic study of alternative globalizations, writings on planetary stigmergy, and research on cosmo-localization. This line of work connects him to the truth that we are all brothers and sisters inter-dependent with our planet and each other for our survival and wellbeing - our shared commons.

Senior Instructor

Rosa Alegria

Pioneira em Futurismo no Brasil, atua como futurista profissional há 20 anos. Está entre as três futuristas mulheres mais reconhecidas na América Latina. Cofundadora e foi vice-presidente do NEF (Núcleo de Núcleo de Estudos do Futuro) da PUC-SP por 16 anos e desde o ano 2000 representa o Projeto Millennium no Brasil, a maior rede mundial de pesquisas sobre o futuro em diferentes temas. Responsável por Teach the Future na America Latina - Diretora Geral de Teach the Future Brasil - plataforma educacional global que integra os estudos do futuro nas escolas de ensino médio e fundamental. Membro profissional da APF Association of Professional Futurists e da WFSF World Federation of Studies of the Future Cofounder & CEO da Pangera, startup que promove relacionamentos intergeracionais saudáveis e criativos nas organizações, na sociedade e na Internet. Consultora, palestrante e facilitadora de processos de inovação no Brasil e no mundo, Master of Sciences em Estudos do Futuro pela Universidade de Houston, EUA, a escola mais reconhecida nessa disciplina mundialmente. Especialista em Sustentabilidade pelo Schumacher College, Inglaterra, em Criatividade pelo CCL Center for Creative Leadership, EUA e Administração Global pelo Morehouse College, EUA. Atuou como executiva em grandes corporações no setor de Comunicação e Responsabilidade Social Empresarial, tendo sido várias vezes premiada pelos programas de vanguarda no mundo.