Roanne van Voorst

Founder & chief science

Besides being the co-founder and Chief Science at Hatch, Roanne is a researcher, writer, journalist, training-developer and (Tedx)speaker. Her books and articles have been translated into different languages and are published internationally. As an ‘anthropologist of the future’, her core research focuses on what entails a sustainable, feasible and desirable future of our world. Roanne has conducted research all over the world, from Inuit villages in Greenland to the slums of Jakarta. In 2014, she obtained her PhD (with distinction) at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR). She has worked as a consultant for the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) on a research project on the future of cities, and is currently affiliated to the International Institute of Social Studies. Roanne has developed several trainings on the basis of her research, amongst which the 'working on brainwaves methodology', which has been successfully tested and implemented for over 2 years. She is also the president of the Dutch Future Society and is frequently asked to share her foresights on the future on public events, such as the Lowlands festival (about the future of fun, creativity and friendship), TedXAmsterdam and Wageningen (on a sustainable future”) and on the yearly Futurist Dinner (the future of work and education)