Aarathi Krishnan designs institutions and systems that help us imagine equitable futures for all.

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Aarathi Krishnan works at the intersections of humanitarian futures, strategic foresight and systems thinking. She is an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University as well as a technology and human rights fellow at Harvard's Carr Center for Technology and Human Rights, where she works on foresight and decolonial technology ethics in humanitarian technology governance.

Krishnan is specifically interested in issues of power, interconnected existential risks and inclusive and equitable technology futures. Her  practice covers applied foresight, emergent strategy and policy design and systems and institutional transformation processes, with a specific lens on decolonized and feminist futures. She writes, speaks and has been published extensively.

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What Now … for the future? Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2021

December 3, 2021

Over three days and six sessions at TEDWomen 2021, more than 40 speakers and performers shared ideas that spanned the globe and drew from across cultures and disciplines to answer the question: What now? For the final session, speakers explored the biggest question of all — What now for the future? — and encouraged us […]

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