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Futureframed.media

We help organizations, universities, research institutes and conferences to convey their message. We offer content strategy to frame your narrative, multimedia production to communicate your message and content distribution to ensure that your story is heard. Through web clips, videos & social media we explain your projects, and document your events to an internal or external audience. The people we work with have stories worth telling and our mission is to make these stories worth watching.

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Listen to these young scientists and learn more about their work, their questions and why they believe it is important what they are doing.

We produced these four videos together with the Global Young Academy working group “Trust in (Young) Scientists”.

“Worldwide, there are worrying signs of falling trust in scientific knowledge. The denial of climate change, the anti-vaccine movement, and religious rejections of evolutionary biology are some of the most prominent examples, but they might be just the tip of an iceberg. The causes of this development are complex. But in an age of “hyperspecialization” (Millgram 2015), trust in scientific knowledge is essential: people simply cannot have expertise in all the areas that are relevant to their lives.

It seems that one of the core issues of the problem is that the general public often knows very little about why it should trust scientists, and how much work and care go into establishing scientific claims.

This GYA working group starts from the belief that by better explaining how science actually works, and by showing some of the faces behind the anonymous façade of “science”, trust can be regained.”

https://globalyoungacademy.net/activities/trust-in-young-scientists/

We produced this video together with the Members of the Global Young Academy Women in Science working group. Listen to these inspiring researchers. They speak about their work, motivations, and dreams.

Learn more about the Global Young Academy here: globalyoungacademy.net/

We have produced this video together with the Global Health Working Group of the Global Youg Academy. The group is the voice of prominent young researchers from all over the world in discussions about global health policies (in relation to clinical medicine, public health, environmental health and social studies of health and illness). Enjoy it!
If you want to find out more about it, here the link.

A short message to all young women by the amazing researchers in the Global Young Academy working group Women in Science.
Learn more: globalyoungacademy.net/women-in-science/

Here is our video about the fantastic Global Young Academy working group Biodiversity for Survival via Biomedicine (Bio2Bio).
This GYA Working Group focuses on biodiversity conservation from a biomedical perspective.
The aims are to preserve knowledge about the medicinal properties of different species, create a global knowledge hub for biodiversity and biomedicine, and develop new pharmaceuticals from nature while protecting biodiversity.The loss of biodiversity minimises the potential for harvesting new medicines and for future medical discoveries. This is due to the interdependence of sustainability of the environment, human wellbeing, and the development of new public health practices. The actions of our group will mobilise the skills and expertise within the GYA to address this issue. In addition, the Bio2Bio incubator group aims to create practical recommendations for the sustainable use of Earth’s finite natural resources for healing purposes and requests the support from policymakers. With the expanding loss of biodiversity, we must act now to avoid losing new solutions for human-focused problems. Read more on the Global Young Academy website.

Watch our video about the amazing project The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS), a research project initiated by the Global Young Academy investigating the community of young scientists in and from Africa.

Dr. Anindita Bhadra is a behavioural biologist, working with free-ranging (stray) dogs in India. While pet dogs are studied extensively and compared with wolves in order to understand the evolution of the dog-human relationship, free-ranging dogs in India provide the perfect model system for studying them in nature, and building an understanding of the intrinsic nature of dogs. As they have hardly been studied so far, Dr. Bhadra chose the dogs as a model system, shifting completely from her zone of training and comfort, social insects. This gave her the freedom to set up a research group from scratch, doing things that she had never done before, and exploring new vistas of research.

Dr. Bhadra was involved in the founding of INYAS, and was elected as the first Chairperson by the founding members in June 2015.

In June 2020 she was elected co-chair of the Global Young Academy. In this video, she shares her personal story.

You can find out more about her here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/anindita-bhadra/

Dr Flávia Ferreira Pires is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil.

She completed her bachelor degree in Social Sciences. She earned a Master´s and PhD degrees in Social Anthropology at the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

She became a professor at a young age. Since then, she has been leading various research projects, mainly aiming at understanding the everyday lives of children from their own perspectives and the macro structures that outline their existence. She has published over forty papers, book chapters, and books in influential periodicals and journals in Brazil and elsewhere.

In this video, she shares her personal story.

You can find out more about her here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/fpires/

Dr. Shalini S. Arya is currently an Assistant Professor at the Food Engineering and Technology Department Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. She works in the area of Indian traditional foods, in particular cereal-based staple foods such as chapatti, phulka, thepla, khakhara, thalipeeth, naan, and kulcha.

Her work is focused on various aspects such as product development and standardization, nutritional improvement and characterization, chemistry and technology, staling, extension of shelf life using various technologies (MAP, oxygen scavenger, chemical, freezing, etc) for these products, all of which would have far-reaching significance in improving public health in India and that too based on the resources that are locally available and food staples that are regularly consumed by the locals. She has more than 50 publications in international journals of high repute. Thus, Dr. Shalini is indirectly contributing to improving the public health of the Indian population.

In this video, she shares her personal story. The journey that started with the curiosity and the passion of a child.

You can find out more about her here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/sarya/

In 2012, Eqbal M.A. Dauqan received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia, sponsored by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). Her main research interest is biochemistry, food antioxidants, and nutrition.

Her thesis was awarded for being an excellent thesis. She was appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, FST, UKM from July 2012 to July 2013. In July 2013 she was appointed as Senior lecturer at Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences- Faculty of Medical Sciences, Al-Saeed University (SU) – Taiz, Yemen, where she became Head of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at the same Faculty.

In 2014 Eqbal established a new program entitled Therapeutic Nutrition Department in, SU. She was selected as one of five winners of the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the developing countries (Chemical Sciences). Eqbal was selected to be a visiting scholar in UKM, Malaysia sponsored by IIE_SRF (USA) from Feb 2016 to Feb 2018.

In February 2018, she affiliated with the Global Young Academy as a mentee in the At-Risk Scholar initiative. In September 2018, she had been selected as TWAS Young Affiliate for 2018-2022. Currently, Eqbal was appointed as an associate professor at the University of Agder (UIA), Kristiansand-Norway through the Scholar at Risk (SAR) Network, USA.

In this video, she shares her personal story. The journey that started with the curiosity and the passion of a child.

You can find out more about her here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/edauqan/

The Global Young Academy gives a voice to young scientists around the world. To realise this vision, we develop, connect, and mobilise young talent from six continents. Moreover, we empower young researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational dialogue with the goal to make global decision making evidence-based and inclusive.

We have produced this video together with the Global Health Working Group of the Global Young Academy.
What are the challenges? What is the future of Health from a global perspective?

The Global Health Working Group is the voice of prominent young researchers from all over the world in discussions about global health policies (in relation to clinical medicine, public health, environmental health and social studies of health and illness).
Find out more about this here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/activities/global-health/

Few would disagree that there’s growing evidence showing the terrible impact of climate change on our planet, but what exactly is being done about it? Although the Paris Climate Agreement is a step in the right direction, researchers and scientists believe that more focus needs to be given to the technological, economic, and policy dimensions of the challenge facing modern society today, as we are tasked with preserving the planet’s natural resources. Ahead of the World Sustainable Development Forum in Mexico City this week, its President, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, spoke to Traces.Dreams about the aims of the Forum, and the necessity in establishing long-term goals to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the delicate ecosystems of our planet over the next century.

Johanna Döbereiner (28.November 1924 – 5.October 2000) was a Brazilian agronomist. She played an important role in Brazil’s soybean production by encouraging a reliance on varieties that solely depended on biological nitrogen fixation.

Alberto Álvaro Alberto da Mota e Silva was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1889. He joined the Brazilian Navy in 1906, initiating an important trajectory that would change the direction of development in Brazil.

Marcos Luiz dos Mares Guia (1935-2002) had his work recognized in numerous instances, inside and outside the academic environment. He is one of the most important researchers in the field of biotechnology in the country, Marcos was one of those responsible for the discovery of recombinant human insulin. He was also in charge of the foundation of Biobrás, a pioneer in the manufacture of insulin in Brazil.

Milton Almeida dos Santos (May 3, 1926 – June 24, 2001) was a Brazilian geographer who had a degree in law. He became known for pioneer works in various fields in geography, notably urban development in developing countries. He is considered the father of Critical Geography in Brazil.

We spoke with Dr. Marcia Barbosa, one of the directors of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), about the role of science in Brazil right now and about the mini-series “Science creates development”, produced by the Academy.

“To glimpse into the future, tough, it is necessary to analyze the past and when it comes to the history of Brazilian science, the past is brilliant. Even though science financing was always inconsistent and precarious, Brazilian scientists were responsible for the invention of the polyvalent antiophidic serum; were the firsts to ever trace the entire cycle of a disease, — the Chagas Disease; and participated in the discovery of the meson pi particle. They have also discovered the bradykinin, a potent vasodilator that is used until now in the treatment of hypertension; Brazilian scientists were the firsts to complete a heart transplant in the Latin America and were the firsts to identify the Aedes aegypti as the transmitter of the yellow fever in Latin America.

Even with the great achievements of the past, today, more than ever before, the practice of scientific outreach has a crucial role on the destiny of science in the country. The creation of public policies that protect the investments in this field will be a reality only when citizens and political representatives recognize what the scientific community emphasized for a long time: science creates development!

http://www.abc.org.br/en/a-instituicao/missao/

We met Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul a couple of weeks ago in Thailand. He is the President of Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency, an organization focused on increasing Thailand’s reputation as a global competitor in the fields of scientific research and technology, with the aim of modernising the country’s industries, growing GDP, and improving quality of life for the people of Thailand.
Dr. Sirilertworakul holds a BA in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering. He has extensive experience in research, management, and quality, and was a founding member of the Thailand Quality Awards. Dr. Sirilertworakul also serves as a Chairman on the boards of several innovation and technology-based businesses.

What we do

Traces&Dreams was founded in 2015 as a company specialized in storytelling, narrative, content creation, visual communication and distribution. The Traces&Dreams project aims to improve the dissemination of scientific and humanistic knowledge at an international level, addressing, in particular, a non-specialist audience and foster common knowledge about narrative.

The organization’s activity, therefore, focuses on three core areas of expertise:

1. Strategic communication (from planning to content dissemination): Traces&Dreams deals with the consultancy and implementation of communication strategy and content plans, in particular for institutions and organizations operating in the field of research and education. This includes support in the planning, production and distribution of content (mainly audio and video) and the development and support of online and offline distribution networks.

2. Presentations, seminars and workshops focusing on storytelling, narratives, future literacy, social media, humanistic and interdisciplinary skills.

3. Traces&Dreams is also an online content dissemination platform (FutureFramed.TV). It regularly presents content about research in different disciplines and countries and collaborates with numerous international institutions.

We also produce different video and audio podcasts in collaboration with scholars and institutions.

In particular, the Traces&Dreams platform aims to collect the testimonies of many international scholars whose research is aimed at building bridges between different disciplines, to create communities, common paths, and a more cooperative and sustainable world. For this reason, Traces&Dreams focuses its intervention in the field of scientific dissemination and the promotion of Narrative and Future Literacy. Within the platform, we offer their contributions to scholars in sociology, international relations, economics, history, biology, science and technology, communication, astrophysics, anthropology and education. A space is also dedicated to students and PhD students, who can make a contribution to Traces&Dreams in order to promote dialogue between different levels and roles of academic education.

The Traces&Dreams team is composed of experts in communication, audiovisual production and Web Design. Thanks to its experience in the field of storytelling and communication Traces&Dreams has been able to collaborate with several important organisations:

– Global Young Academy: production of several documentaries and social media material, collaboration for the creation of a communication strategy with several working groups: Women in Science Working Group- Biomedicine for Biodiversity WG; Global Health WG; Trust Working Group; development of a corporate visual profile, workshops on communication, storytelling, strategy and social media;

– United Nations Research Institute for Social Development: production of interviews as part of a conference on social inequality;

– World Forum Women in Science: Workshops on leadership and communication;

– Nordic Life Science Days: development and maintenance of social media communication strategy with focus on twitter. Live-tweeting during the conference;

– Brazilian Academy of Sciences: presentation and facilitation on storytelling and narrative; collaboration to promote the visibility of Brazilian researchers in other countries;

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Haiti Initiative: online interviews and collaboration to provide more visibility and traffic to the online portal.

In December 2020, our project “FUTURE NARRATIVES”, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the Youth Sector, has been approved.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you want to collaborate with us, have a project to discuss, a workshop to organize, or a story to tell.

 

 

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Futureframed.media

We help organizations, universities, research institutes and conferences to convey their message. We offer content strategy to frame your narrative, multimedia production to communicate your message and content distribution to ensure that your story is heard. Through web clips, videos & social media we explain your projects, and document your events to an internal or external audience. The people we work with have stories worth telling and our mission is to make these stories worth watching.

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Curating the most innovative and thought-provoking ideas produced by our network of researchers and beyond. Here you can read our newsletter and access to our curated resources.

Academy

Education can and will change the world. Learn with us to think outside your tribe / see new possibilities for our future, and develop the skills to tell your story and reimagine our futures. We believe not only that the world needs new narratives but that narrative and storytelling literacy are key to imagine and develop a more equal and sustainable society. Our purpose is to democratize narrative and the imagination about the future.

Alexandra Macphee
Translator and Spanish Editor

With a degree in International Development Studies, Alexandra moved from Canada to Nicaragua in 2010 to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. While doing so, she developed her skills as a Spanish-English translator, interpreter, and teacher.

Alexandra loves being part of the Traces.Dreams team because she gets to combine her talent for languages with her passion for global issues.

Embracing· curating· navigating complexity
A platform for change.

We believe in the power of narrative to create a shared and sustainable future. As curators of ideas and enablers of conversations, we bring together multiple perspectives across disciplinary borders to imagine a new tomorrow.

There is no stronger power than our dreams and our hopes.

– Nerina Finetto

We value open questions over preconceived answers, listening as much as telling, depth of understanding above information overload, progressive wisdom over reductive knowledge, (we embrace the inconclusiveness of knowledge), deep connections beyond superficial contact, multiplicity of voices over a single narrative, empathy over polarization.

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.

– Edward Osborne Wilson

Learn with us the power of conversations, of listening, of understanding outside your tribe and becoming a holistic thinker. The future needs dreamers, doers and dot-connectors.
The only way to change an old story is with a new one.
Keep questioning, keep wondering, keep imagining, keep reframing.

And join the journey:

There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money and no human rights—except in the common imagination of human beings.

— Yuval Harari

Connecting broadly is meaningless unless you connect deeply.

– Tiffany Shlain

Inequalities
A podcast hosted by Dr Alice Krozer
Dr Alice Krozer is a researcher based in Mexico working on inequalities. In this space, we share the conversations Alice has with inequality experts from Mexico and around the world dedicated to studying inequalities from different angles and disciplines.

What are inequalities? Why do they matter? What could be done about them? Accompany Alice on her exploratory tour to better understand the shape, origins, and consequences of the complex phenomenon of inequality.
Want to know more? We invite you to join the conversation! Write to us with questions about inequality, or if you would like Alice to further explore some aspects you are particularly interested in.

In this episode, Alice meets Dr. Rosario Aparicio, a researcher at the Seminar for Labor and Inequality at El Colegio de México. They talk about the difficulties that indigenous women confront in the labor market, and in Mexico in general, the Zapatista revolution of 1994, and the current feminist movement and demonstrations going on these days.

The conversation is in Spanish with English subtitles!

Inequalities
A podcast hosted by Dr Alice Krozer
Dr Alice Krozer is a researcher based in Mexico working on inequalities. In this space, we share the conversations Alice has with inequality experts from Mexico and around the world dedicated to studying inequalities from different angles and disciplines.

What are inequalities? Why do they matter? What could be done about them? Accompany Alice on her exploratory tour to better understand the shape, origins, and consequences of the complex phenomenon of inequality.
Want to know more? We invite you to join the conversation! Write to us with questions about inequality, or if you would like Alice to further explore some aspects you are particularly interested in.

Rich Russians and wealth creation.

In this interview, Alice speaks with Dr. Elisabeth Schimpfössl, a sociologist specialized elites and Russia at Aston University (UK). They talked about Elisabeth Schimpfössl ‘s book ‘Rich Russians’, and how the dramatic changes in Russia since the 1990s conditioned wealth creation and concentration, and where the (in)famous oligarchs are now.

Inequalities
A podcast hosted by Dr Alice Krozer
Dr Alice Krozer is a researcher based in Mexico working on inequalities. In this space, we share the conversations Alice has with inequality experts from Mexico and around the world dedicated to studying inequalities from different angles and disciplines.

What are inequalities? Why do they matter? What could be done about them? Accompany Alice on her exploratory tour to better understand the shape, origins, and consequences of the complex phenomenon of inequality.
Want to know more? We invite you to join the conversation! Write to us with questions about inequality, or if you would like Alice to further explore some aspects you are particularly interested in.

In this episode, Alice speaks with the economist Dr. Eva Arceo-Gómez, professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Eva is one of the foremost gender economics experts in Mexico. They talk about Eva’s research on the penalty of motherhood in the labor market, the persistent gender pay gap, the unequal distribution of unpaid work in the home, and what needs to be done to improve women’s situation and decrease gender inequalities.

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