The calls to action on the Spot the Future website and social media will translate key issues highlighted by participants in the Post2015 consultations translate them into research questions. Some may be grouped into broader themes - and will paint a picture based on critically questioning the status quo/ available survey data and articles etc.
Each research question is then framed as a creative call for participation around the topic, what we call a “Mission Brief”. In Mission Briefs we present the audience with the apparent, objective data…then switch the perspective towards that of inspiring citizen initiatives and propose open questions which participants can answer by simply telling us their personal experience. By framing each issue as (an) open question(s) to participants in the Spot the Future project we set out expectations as to the kind of input that would be most informative for everyone involved: personal stories, accounts of how small solutions are working already, unique ways in which participants identify or not with the issue at hand.