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Join the Hello, Futures! online event – Speculative design: Approach, methods and tools

  • 22. 2. 2021

Join the Hello, Futures! online event, Speculative design: Approach, methods and tools. A keynote lecture and discussion by Ivica Mitrović and Oleg Šuran on 1st March 2021 at 10 AM. 

The Hello, futures! project focuses on the importance of reflecting on how the possible futures can be understood, and more importantly, how to actively establish strategies for shaping the future of society and companies capable of thriving in a co-created future.

Speculative design questions the practice of design and aims to offer alternatives that are essential for the world of today and more importantly, the world of tomorrow. The design processes can encourage interrogation of prevailing assumptions and invite exploration of other, alternative states of being and doing. Design practices involving speculative approaches are becoming more critical towards themselves by looking outwards beyond the gallery space and engaging with communities to produce “lasting” and “effective” outcomes. These practices are intended not to be only about creating futures but also, and importantly, about foregrounding the perspective (e.g. socio-cultural context) from which those futures are created.

A lecture by the renowned Croatian lecturers Ivica Mitrović and Oleg Šuran will begin with the outline, dealing with past, present and future of the speculative design and related practices.  The session will also give an overview of this particular approach, describing the design process (with the methods, tools, and techniques employed) in the selected case studies from their personal practice and from the perspective of the SpeculativeEdu project.

For more information and application, click HERE.