Author: Shirin Elahi

Here be Dragons’… exploring the ‘unknown unknowns’

Over the course of the 20th century, uncertainty has been increasingly framed as ‘risk’, which can be quantified and essentially controlled. Whilst previously policymakers and organisations acknowledged uncertainties before making decisions, there has been an ongoing practice of airbrushing out the ‘here be dragons’, or future uncertainties, which is potentially the largest risk that today’s policy makers face.