Michell Zappa

by Carlos Salvado

Design • Strategy • Foresight • Future Shock

About Michell

Technology futurist, information designer and founder of Envisioning, a technology foresight institute. His work aims to illustrate the implications of accelerating change and facilitate a higher level of awareness about our relationship to technology.

Michell founded Envisioning in 2011 after publishing a series of speculative infographics. He has supported its development since day one. He devised Envisioning’s initial methodologies and research frameworks. Today he is mainly responsible for global partnerships. Michell has collaborated on projects on all continents. He is a renowned public speaker and frequently consults on technological strategy. He works with people in government agencies, corporations and academic institutions. His work has been featured in WIRED and TASCHEN. Responsible for the technology thinking module at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. Frequently lectures about patterns of technological transformation at major events. Member of the Association of Professional Futurists and World Future Society. Holds a BA in Communications.

Born in Stockholm, raised in São Paulo. Fluent in three languages, currently learning Italian. Has lived in five countries and worked in over 30. Oversaw design and platform development at Trendwatching in London and Amsterdam before launching Envisioning. Michell cares intensely about our future and encourages people to do the same. Through his work, he helps people prepare for and build better futures.