Biography – Timeline

  • 2020

    Timeline Title

    The book “Humanistic Futurism” will be published in early 2020.

  • 2019

    The book “15½ rules for the future” published in September.

  • 2017

    Tristan Horx (24) joins the Zukunftsinstitut as a junior futurist.
    Oona Horx-Strathern specializes in the topics of living / lifestyles / architecture / urban development / design.

  • From 2010

    The Zukunftsinstitut is developing into a forecasting and consulting company with headquarters in Frankfurt and Vienna. Today the institute has 40 employees, and its core competence is the development of visions for companies, the analysis of megatrends and the creation of early warning systems:

    Zukunftsinstitut GmbH, Kaiserstr. 53, 60329 Frankfurt am Main:

    Zukunftsinstitut Österreich GmbH, Rudolfsplatz 12/6, 1010 Vienna:

  • 2005-2013

    guest lecturer at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.

  • 2009-2010

    construction and moving into the “Future Evolution House” in Vienna

  • 2005-2010

    the works “How We Will Live”, „Anleitung zum Zukunftsoptimismus“ (Guidance on Future Optimism) and „Das Buch des Wandels“ (The Book of Change) are published

  • 1999

    move to Vienna

  • 1998

    founding of the Zukunftsinstitut.

  • 1993/1997

    Birth of sons, Tristan and Julian.

    Publication of the bestsellers “Trend Book 1” and “Trend Book 2“.

  • 1993

    founding of the Hamburg “Trendbüro” with Peter Wippermann.

  • 1993

    marriage to the English journalist Oona Strathern.

  • 1980-1991

    author and editor at TEMPO, ZEIT and MERIAN in Hamburg; During this time, the “ZEITGEIST trilogy” appears with the titles “Das Ende der Alternativen” (The End Of Alternatives), “Aufstand im Schlaraffenland” (Insurrection In The Land Of Plenty) and “Die wilden 80er” (The Wild 80s).

  • 1980-1985

    comic artist (“Abenteuer in Technokazien”) and science fiction author (see books: “Glückliche Reise”, “Es geht voran“).

  • 1973-1980

    Sociology studies in Frankfurt/Main

  • 1965-1973

    youth in Frankfurt/Main, high school diploma at the Ziehen-Gymnasium.

  • 1956-1965

    childhood in Kiel / Northern Germany.

  • 1955

    born in Düsseldorf.