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CROSSOVERS BETWEEN CREATIVE AND FUTURES TOOLS AND PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

GONULKAPAN SUDER, JALE (2020) CROSSOVERS BETWEEN CREATIVE AND FUTURES TOOLS AND PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: GONULKAPAN SUDER, JALE
Abstract:

Global challenges like poverty, gender inequality, access to good health, conflicts, climate crisis make disadvantaged groups suffer severely around the world. Advertising professionals and social marketers aim to tackle these issues through Social Good Campaigns to improve the well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet. However, their efforts have limits, and their contribution to positive social change might expand through collaboration with other disciplines that are also involved with social good. Futures, a research field that explores possible, plausible, and probable futures, offer a wide range of tools that allow us to envision and create desired futures that are inclusive, sustainable, and flourishing. The adoption of multidisciplinary methods may amplify the collective ability to cope with social issues.

Therefore, with the premise of potential overlap, this major research project explores crossovers between creative and futurist methods and practices to support positive change. First, the Context Research looks into the landscape of social good, the domain of cause-related advertising, and Futures approaches in the social context. Second, the Precedent Analysis examines similarities and shared attributes between Social Good Campaigns and Futures & Foresight projects. Then the Expert Interview Analysis provides key insights and opportunity areas for bridging creative and futurist practices. Finally, the study introduces a new future-oriented creative brief to support the development of effective, action-based social-good campaigns and projects. The creative brief is an indicative tool, an example of how creative and futures thinking may create a common set of practices, drawing on their complementarities.

Date: 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Futures methods, creative tools and practices, social good, social good campaigns
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 14:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 14:20
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3161

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