Hawaii’s own futurist focusing on social invention and human-centered political design, organizer and traveler on the Millennial Trains Project with the Government Futures Lab.
Lindsea Wilbur may live in the present, but she keeps an eye trained on the future. A research affiliate at the Institute for the Future and the Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies, Lindsea focuses on transmedia storytelling techniques, culture creation, the lived experience of governance and human-centered political design. She facilitates Philosophy for Children discussions with students of all ages at the Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics, and collaborates with 808 Urban to support the creation of communal murals inspired by Hawaiian culture.
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Lindsea’s inquiries into alternative governance systems have taken her from a network of underground tunnels beneath Paris to New York City’s MacArthur and Knight Foundation-funded Governance Lab.
Last year, she took the Governance Futures Lab’s Social Inventors Toolkit across the U.S. with the Millennial Trains Project, a transcontinental train journey that empowers diverse groups of creative, entrepreneurial and civic-minded youth to explore America’s new frontiers.
Today, Lindsea is designing and implementing the next Millennial Trains Project for a new group of Millennials with the belief that journeying through uncharted territories can—and will—build our future leaders.