These lovely icebreakers can be used to unfreeze the group and get to know each other. These activities can be hacked for futurological use.
Concentric circle conversations
Participants stand in two concentric circles, facing each other (centre circle facing outwards). circle faces outwards). Announce that participants will exchange brief information in pairs.
There will be a total of four topics of conversation. Each participant has one minute to talk about that topic, while the other listens carefully. Then the roles are exchanged.
After the first topic of conversation, the participants say goodbye (shake hands, say thank you).
Now the outer circle shifts one person to the right, and new pairs are formed. The new pairs say hello, and the facilitator proposes a new topic of conversation.
A good holiday memory
Tell us about a good holiday memory. Tell us about a place that no longer exists. What was your first contact with the ground?
The group is asked to change the room they are in: “How do you think this room/place could change?” The group has a limited amount of time to change the layout of the room.
Participants are asked to situate themselves in space in relation to each other according to where they live.
Participants are asked in which countries they want to live or imagine themselves living in 5 years time. They answer by placing themselves in space in relation to each other.
The participants are asked in which countries they want to or imagine themselves living in 40 years’ time. They answer by placing themselves in space in relation to each other.