Johannes Anttila, Researcher

Johannes is a social scientist, a thinker and a doer who believes that solving the world’s wicked problems requires bringing people together and thinking about the longterm. At Demos Helsinki, he is a part of the Democracy and Capabilities team, where his current work includes Demos Helsinki’s and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra’s Next Era vision and thinking about the future of work.

Johannes’s core competences include:
- Innovations in democracy and participation
- Scenario methods
- Strategic communications and interaction

“In many ways, we are currently living in a historical turning point for the world. Participation and a future oriented approach are necessary tools in ensuring a better tomorrow. This is in part what we are doing with the Next Era -project.”

Before joining Demos, Johannes has worked as a consultant at an agency specialized in strategic communications, co-founded a company that helps students through peer-learning and been an active member of Helsinki Think Company, an entrepreneurship society that aims to tackle wicked problems by taking academics into action.

If Johannes had just a couple more hours a day, he would use them to cook up delicious dinners.