Laura Watts is a writer, poet, ethnographer and Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Her research is concerned with the effect of landscape and place on how the future is imagined and made, along with an ongoing exploration of different methods for writing futures. She has worked with people and places in the mobile telecoms industry, the renewable energy industry, and the public transport sector, and is currently collaborating with the marine energy industry in the Orkney islands, Scotland, site of the European Marine Energy Centre. Her latest book is an edited collection of poetry with Alec Finlay, Ebban an’ Flowan, the world’s first poetic primer on marine renewable energy. Much of her work is published on her website at