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We Are Rorosoro

A company created to merge the practices of Futures Studies, Design Strategy, and Interaction Engineering, Rorosoro sits uniquely positioned to help our clients think, act, make their own preferred futures attainable.

We believe that creating images of the future that are engaging and compelling, images that communicate the the inherent valence of complex possible futures, is essential. We strive to create products across multiple media that can help people better understand possible futures so that they may in turn envision and build towards those possible futures that they prefer.

Our mission is to advance the praxis of futures studies and foresight as can be applied to public and private organizations brave enough to face their future aspirations and build toward them.

THE TEAM

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John A. Sweeney

John is an award-winning international foresight practitioner, consultant, educator, and author. He is Deputy Director of the Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies (http://cppfs.org)  and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.

John has professional and working relationships with various international agencies, foundations, and organizations, such the East-West Center, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Aaron B. Rosa

Futures researcher, game systems experimenter, and visual designer, Aaron has participated in numerous projects that bridge Futures Studies, organizational development, and community participation. While working with policy advisers, businesses, civil service organizations and a variety of partners, Aaron’s has been awarded professional accolades from his peers. Aaron earned his PhD in Political Science and Alternative Futures from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, under the advising of Jim Dator.
As a founding member of Rorosoro, Aaron believes strongly in the mission of the company and progressing the practice and field of futures studies.

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Daniel Schimmelpfennig

Daniel has an extensive international focus, due to various studies and work experiences in several countries. His academic pathway includes a Bachelor Degree from Amsterdam in International Business & Management, including a Minor in Entrepreneurship, an exchange program in Moscow, a Master’s Degree in Futures Studies from Finland, with Minors in Sustainable Development and Economic Sociology, as well as studies in Philosophy, Literature Sciences, and History.

As someone who has investigated and explored the concept of the pluralistic future(s) foremost through literature, he sees his incubation time coming to an end, and is now moving from theory to action, attempting to manifest the ideas from economic and social fiction that are not yet realized.