The book is the main outcome of SpeculativeEdu project and represents a comprehensive reflection on our work within the project.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member Dash Macdonald and his partner Demitrios Kargotis on the importance of critical thinking and design activism.
Our Italian project partner HER has published a documented case history of the SpeculativeEdu NeoRural Futures Summer School from 2019.
Sara Božanić talks with Professor Sohail Inayatullah on the methods and the importance of futures oriented education and practice.
Ivica Mitrović talks with the founder of The Design Futures Initiative, home of the Speculative Futures meetups and PRIMER conferences.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member Ingi Helgason about Speculative Design in research and education.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team members Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico about the state of Speculative Design in Italy.
Sara Božanić talks with Paolo Cardini about the importance of responsible Speculative Design education and practice.
Francisco Laranjo, editor of the design criticism journal Modes of Criticism, reflects on Speculative Design practice.
Maja Grakalić, an interdisciplinary design practitioner and researcher from Croatia based in London: “you can only change the system from within”.
Ivica Mitrović talks with Trojan Horse, an autonomous educational platform from Helsinki, about alternative models of design education.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member Julian Hanna about manifesto writing, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and Speculative Design.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member Enrique Encinas on the methods, tools and education in Speculative Design.
Large scale participatory futures research project by ouishare dealing with urban futures.
Student project at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design dealing with the future of work.
A masters research project dealing with the design of a learning experience about the speculative future of jobs for the next generation.
Classroom project experience from the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.
“Critical & Speculative Design” course experience from IDC Herzliya’s Human-Computer Interaction MA program.
Classroom projects speculating on the theme of “death” from the School of Design at Politecnico di Milano.
Karey Helms creates a speculative space to explore designing with intimate and somatic data.
Nik Baerten, co-founder of the Antwerp-based foresight and design studio Pantopicon: “sometimes the speculative simply gives birth to the real.”
A collaborative, speculative storytelling game by Evan Raskob.
A speculative project by Alan Hook dealing with the inter-species connections via a set of design prototypes.
James Auger interview with Deepa Butoliya, researcher and assistant professor at Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.
Yin Aiwen, designer, researcher, theorist and strategist teaching at AKV | St. Joost: “design is always obligated to communicate with the present”.
Andrés Lucero and Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (Aalto University) present a speculative co-design workshop aimed to critically probe what it would mean to be a dog on the internet.
Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member and Speculative Design pioneer Jimmy Loizeau on the importance of responsible practice.
An interdisciplinary speculative project developed for the University of Amsterdam and Hogeschool Amsterdam’s “New Waste Vision”.
A Speculative Design student project about the human impact on Earth by Pauline Alt.
James Auger talks with London based designer and researcher J. Paul Neeley about “closing the loop”.
A student project at Holon Institute of Technology, Israel dealing with cultured meat.
A SpeculativeEdu panel discussion at Uroboros online design-art festival on Friday, 15 May at 19:00 (CET).
Ivica Mitrović talks with Søren Rosenbak, designer, researcher and educator, about the present pandemic and the current state and future paths of Speculative Design.
Colouring all chickens pink with a CRISPR gene drive and re-occupying the rock strata by Nonhuman Nonsense.
Léa, Estelle and Bastien from France based design practice Design Friction: “Practising this type of design is always political”.
Carmen and Ece from Hyphen-Labs, an international collective working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future: “Speculative Design moves away from a ‘one size fits all’ design school model.”
Speculative projects dealing critically with urban development in Bratislava by Lenka Hamosova.
Sara Božanić and Petra Bertalanič talk with SpeculativeEdu partner Matt Ward about Speculative Design education and the SpeculativeEdu project.
Swedish industrial designer and curator: “designers need to start dealing with other temporalities than those of shortsightedness linked to over-consumerism”.
A talk with James Auger on the importance of Speculative Design practice and ways of moving it beyond educational environments and galleries with Sara Božanić and Petra Bertalanič.
Julian Hanna talks with Scott Smith, futurist and founder of Changeist.
A talk with SpeculativeEdu partner Michael Smyth with Sara Božanić and Petra Bertalanič on key challenges and benefits of Speculative Design practice.
Design and media sociologist from Heerlen: “Speculative Design should be able to translate possible futures to the now”.
SpeculativeEdu open call for contributions of exemplary practices.
SpeculativeEdu exhibition at the 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana showing projects developed in an educational context.
Ladipo Famodu, a SpeculativeEdu workshops participant, describes the outcomes of a workshop he led recently based on his experiences in Maribor and Rome.
Ana Jeinić: The tendency to read the potential of “salvation” into disaster is questionable in many respects
Ivica Mitrović and James Auger talk with the independent architectural researcher, educator, curator, and utopianist based in Graz and Banjaluka.
Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney, founders of the transdisciplinary network FoAM: “Design can provide ways to change, circumvent or adapt an unsustainable status quo.”
As part of the NeoRural Futures SpeculativeEdu event in Rome the third partners meeting was held on 5th of September.
James Auger talks with Cameron Tonkinwise, one of Speculative and Critical Design’s fiercest and most insightful critics, about future paths of the approach.
Overview of the Speculative Design approach with the reflections on the personal practice by the SpeculativeEdu coordinator Ivica Mitrović.
“Antidisciplinary” Speculative and Computational Designer from Germany talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović.
Italian artist/designer based in Berlin: “Speculative Design is a great learning tool which analyses and studies our society”.
International design and research group based in Shanghai: “we never really labelled our work “speculative”, but probably it partially is.”
Ingi Helgason sums up early indications from our SpeculativeEdu survey on the Speculative Design education landscape.
Speculative design for rurality in global scenarios workshop from 2nd to 6th of September 2019.
The artist, designer and educator at London College of Communication talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović about Speculative Design.
Speculative Design practitioners – Michaela and Konstantin from Basel-based circumflex.studio: “Speculative Design should be an informed projection that brings into question the reality we ground this projection on.
Speculative Design practitioners – Tina Gorjanc (Slovenia/UK): Investigating the consumer vs. citizen paradox present in each individual.
Artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art and educator at Design Academy Eindhoven talks with James Auger about the state of Speculative Design.
The multi-disciplinary researcher and member of Near Future Laboratory talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović about Speculative Design today.
The designer, researcher and Professor of Design at Konstfack in Stockholm talks with Ivica Mitrović and James Auger about the state of Speculative Design.
Speculative Design practitioners – Susana Soares (Portugal/UK): Technologically Fluent Citizen, towards a critical technological fluency via speculative practice.
Future Friends in Maribor hosted 120 people from around the world.
As part of the Future Friends SpeculativeEdu event in Maribor the second partners meeting was held on 16th of April.
Speculative Design practitioners – The Constitute (Germany): The workshop is still the centre of the our studio.
Author of “Critical Design in Context: History, Theory, and Practice” and educator at Central Saint Martins talks with Ivica Mitrović and James Auger about Speculative Design today.
Are you a design educator in Europe? Do you use speculation about possible futures in your design education? Please participate in our survey on the current and future state of Speculative Design education in Europe.
Speculative Design practitioners – Markéta Dolejšová: Our aim is to shift the “Bohemian Speculative Design” from its current non-quite-yet state towards a real thing.
Speculative Design practitioners – Nonhuman Nonsense: Working in the embryonic stages of system transformation, in the realm of social dreaming and world-making.
Speculative Design practitioners – Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina (London): Exploring ways to democratise the narratives that make up tomorrow’s visions.
A series of interviews with Speculative Design practitioners: Time’s Up, Austria.
An excerpt of a discussion about the state of Speculative Design practice from the view of project partners, held at the project kick-off at The Museum of Fine Arts in Split on 22 October 2018.
James Auger talks with Daniel Kaplan, French futurist and entrepreneur, about his new Plurality University initiative and design’s relation to future imaginaries.
Anab Jain and Jon Ardern of Superflux (“a studio for the rapidly changing world”) talk to James Auger about their approach, their recent projects, and their educational activities.
Are you a Design Educator in Europe? Please take part in our Speculative Design Education survey.
Let’s talk about speculative design practice – Launch of the “Speculative Design – Educational Resource Toolkit” project.