Bureau Leontine Hamer

War, health care, social media, individualism, ozone layer, stewardship, religion, inequality, do good, learn . . .
The future is a sum of the past and present.

With this principle in mind, we study was and is and combine this information with relevant
data and upcoming trends. New developments do not come out of nowhere. Bureau Leontine Hamer provides focused
future analyses, which are expressed in written and/or visual form based on research that was
carried out by us or in collaboration with you. Our disruptive methods and our knack for
knowing what is going on in society make us a remarkable discussion partner. Although we
are not able to provide alibis for a particular idea, we are an autonomous adviser for
companies, organisations, and governments that are open to innovation and improvement.

Concrete

Bureau Leontine Hamer offers the following:
1. Surprising future forecasts as presentation, event, in written and/or visual form.
2. In-company-training in future research or-interpretation.
3. Development of new Cconcepts in agreement with the identity of your organisation or company.
4. Brainstorming and the translation will be done on location.

Our support will help to better understand the past and to claim the future.
We do this by guiding you every step of the way.

4 focusareas

Blurred boundaries

The internet has blurred all boundaries in one fell swoop. In addition to the internet, there are more developments that make us forget our country’s borders. Globalisation continues to push our beacons. In this world the following question arises: What is yours and what is mine? Let’s talk.

blurred time

Us people can do anything we set our minds to. We even believe that we can control time. We fully commit to our health and the fight with aging. This need to exercise control over these facets of our lives is forming itself into a new religion. Or are we just fooling ourselves? Let’s talk

blurred contact

We fully commit to social media and desire likes from digital profiles. But what does having a thousand followers on Instagram say? What is contact nowadays and how do we make contact in these times? Let’s talk.

blurred consumption

Is there still a balance? We produce more than the world can handle. The western world has become a monster that is almost unstoppable. We want more and more. However, what do we consequently have to sacrifice as a result of our shopaholic behaviour?
And who suffers? Let’s talk. 

IT IS GOOD THAT YOU ARE JOINING OUR RESEARCH INTO TIME.

24 days, 24 timezones, 24 places

In collaboration with the University of Twente (Universiteit Twente) and the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) I will study the future of time. I will interview people about time and their use of time for the next 24 days, in which I will travel between 24 timezones on 24 different locations. At the end of the day I will fill in my own time journal. I will daily mail you this time journal, photos, videos, and questionaires to help you keep your own time journal for 24 days. Filling in this list will only take 10 minutes. The time journal will give insight and perspective into your own personal time use and its value. Participation will take 10 minutes per day and costs only a single 10 euros. The study starts on 5 January, 2019.

3 aspects of TIME

The questions that I ask and the answers that I give delve into three time aspects:

YOUR OWN TIME

It is about your time and time use. Do you do what you want or what you ‘must’ do? How much do you work, exercise, and sleep? And are you satisfied with the way you use your time?

THE INFLUENCE OF TIME

I will discuss time and its meaning and influence. What are timezones and how many are there? What is biological rhythm?  Wat zijn tijdzones en hoeveel tijdzones zijn er? Wat is een bioritme? Are we affected by the change from summer- to wintertime?

TIME AND SOCIETY

This is about our available time. What does this time do to our living environment? How does time influence our (consumer) society?

Fill in your first name, surname, your email address, and confirm your participation in our study by paying 10 euros.

Leontine Hamer

I have always had the desire to provide organisations with insight into relevant trend developments. This desire stems from a curiosity towards the world and what is going on in it. It is not easy to accurate tap into these future changes in these fast times. I became a future-analyst for this reason, to be able to provide organisations with relevant information that helps them make just decisions. In establishing my view on specific subjects, I look at all possibilities. Sensing the underlying timbre is something that cannot be taught but it is a talent you must possess. This unique ability, combined with the right knowledge and good observation skills, make me a worthy and powerful sounding board particularly for bigger organisations. Organisations that are directly and indirectly under the influence of market developments.

“Leontine is a bird-of-paradise; tropical, adventurous, surprising, different, colourful, and dynamic.”  – Trendacademy Amsterdam

I AM TAKING YOU WITH ME

Standing still

“Have you been a couch potato today? … or didn’t you have time for that?”

Lying around on your canapé all day was a sign of great wealth during the 18th century. In this time, you are successful if you have a full calendar and hundreds of emails. School, in Latin scholare, stood for rest and free time. The current form contains none. Long ago we lived according to the rhythm of day/night and the seasons. Nowadays, articles depict their corresponding reading time – 323 minutes – at the bottom of a page.

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The only reason for time is so everything doesn’t happen at once.

Albert Einstein

The worth of.. [Part 3 – Dying]

What is life worth when you are homeless or a refugee? What is life worth when you must go to a food bank every week or when you have bulimia or anorexia nervosa? What is life worth when you stare death in the face? Or the other way around, what is life worth when it is over but you have to keep going for only a little while?

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The worth of.. [Part 2 – Divorce]

What is life worth when you are homeless or a refugee? What is life worth when you must go to a food bank every week or when you have bulimia or anorexia nervosa? What is life worth when you stare death in the face? Or the other way around, what is life worth when it is over but you have to keep going for only a little while?

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The worth of.. [Part 1 – Alcoholism]

What is life worth when you are homeless or a refugee? What is life worth when you must go to a food bank every week or when you have bulimia or anorexia nervosa? What is life worth when you stare death in the face? Or the other way around, what is life worth when it is over but you have to keep going for only a little while?

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"The future is a sum of the past and present"

Blaise Pascal

"THE FUTURE IS A SUM OF THE PAST AND PRESENT "

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