SpeculativeEdu

Interviews

Interview: Nik Baerten

Nik Baerten, co-founder of the Antwerp-based foresight and design studio Pantopicon: “sometimes the speculative simply gives birth to the real.”

Deepa Butoliya: There is no prescriptive way to do Speculative and Critical Design

James Auger interview with Deepa Butoliya, researcher and assistant professor at Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.

Interview: Yin Aiwen

Yin Aiwen, designer, researcher, theorist and strategist teaching at AKV | St. Joost: “design is always obligated to communicate with the present”.

Jimmy Loizeau: Speculation needs to be inclusive or it risks being bourgeois and elitist

Sara Božanić talks with SpeculativeEdu team member and Speculative Design pioneer Jimmy Loizeau on the importance of responsible practice.

J. Paul Neeley: After the speculation is where the real work begins

James Auger talks with London based designer and researcher J. Paul Neeley about “closing the loop”.

Søren Rosenbak: We need to see pata-designers coming out of education

Ivica Mitrović talks with Søren Rosenbak, designer, researcher and educator, about the present pandemic and the current state and future paths of Speculative Design.

Interview: Design Friction

Léa, Estelle and Bastien from France based design practice Design Friction: “Practising this type of design is always political”.

Interview: Hyphen-Labs

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.”

Matt Ward: All design is speculative

Sara Božanić and Petra Bertalanič talk with SpeculativeEdu partner Matt Ward about Speculative Design education and the SpeculativeEdu project.

Interview: Petra Lilja

Swedish industrial designer and curator: “designers need to start dealing with other temporalities than those of shortsightedness linked to over-consumerism”.

James Auger: Design essentially needs a revolution

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.

Scott Smith: The best way to deal with grim futures is to stare them in the face

Julian Hanna talks with Scott Smith, futurist and founder of Changeist.

Michael Smyth: Our challenge is to convey passion through the materials we produce

A talk with SpeculativeEdu partner Michael Smyth with Sara Božanić and Petra Bertalanič on key challenges and benefits of Speculative Design practice.

Interview: Theo Ploeg

Design and media sociologist from Heerlen: “Speculative Design should be able to translate possible futures to the now”.

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.

Interview: FoAM

Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney, founders of the transdisciplinary network FoAM: “Design can provide ways to change, circumvent or adapt an unsustainable status quo.”

Dunne & Raby: Designers need to recognise their limitations and work with them

James Auger in conversation with Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, pioneers of Critical Design.

Cameron Tonkinwise: Creating visions of futures must involve thinking through the complexities

James Auger talks with Cameron Tonkinwise, one of Speculative and Critical Design’s fiercest and most insightful critics, about future paths of the approach.

Benedikt Groß: Speculative and Critical Design were always kind of an outside position

“Antidisciplinary” Speculative and Computational Designer from Germany talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović.

Interview: Fara Peluso

Italian artist/designer based in Berlin: “Speculative Design is a great learning tool which analyses and studies our society”.

Interview: automato.farm

International design and research group based in Shanghai: “we never really labelled our work “speculative”, but probably it partially is.”

Tobias Revell: Speculative Design has become separated from its critical origins

The artist, designer and educator at London College of Communication talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović about Speculative Design.

Interview: circumflex.studio

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.

Interview: Tina Gorjanc

Speculative Design practitioners – Tina Gorjanc (Slovenia/UK): Investigating the consumer vs. citizen paradox present in each individual.

Jan Boelen: Formulated and decontextualized futures can become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art and educator at Design Academy Eindhoven talks with James Auger about the state of Speculative Design.

Nicolas Nova: We are interested in mundane situations to express futures

The multi-disciplinary researcher and member of Near Future Laboratory talks with James Auger and Ivica Mitrović about Speculative Design today.

Martin Avila: Speculating is a duty rather than a privilege

The designer, researcher and Professor of Design at Konstfack in Stockholm talks with Ivica Mitrović and James Auger about the state of Speculative Design.

Interview: Susana Soares

Speculative Design practitioners – Susana Soares (Portugal/UK): Technologically Fluent Citizen, towards a critical technological fluency via speculative practice.

Interview: The Constitute

Speculative Design practitioners – The Constitute (Germany): The workshop is still the centre of the our studio.

Matt Malpass: Critical practice should always challenge disciplinary hegemony

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.

Interview: Markéta Dolejšová

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.

Interview: Nonhuman Nonsense

Speculative Design practitioners – Nonhuman Nonsense: Working in the embryonic stages of system transformation, in the realm of social dreaming and world-making.

Interview: Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina

Speculative Design practitioners – Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina (London): Exploring ways to democratise the narratives that make up tomorrow’s visions.

Interview: Time’s Up – Laboratory for the Construction of Experimental Situations

A series of interviews with Speculative Design practitioners: Time’s Up, Austria.

Daniel Kaplan: Design is a powerful way of mobilising and rejuvenating imaginaries

James Auger talks with Daniel Kaplan, French futurist and entrepreneur, about his new Plurality University initiative and design’s relation to future imaginaries.

Superflux: Tools and methods for making change

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.

Oleg Šuran: Design is speculative as an investigation during your work process

A chat with SpeculativeEdu team member and Speculative Design practitioner, Oleg Šuran by Petra Bertalanič and Sara Božanić (ITD).

Ivica Mitrović: It’s still possible to act to influence our future(s)

A talk with SpeculativeEdu coordinator, Ivica Mitrović by Petra Bertalanič and Sara Božanić (ITD). Read his thoughts and opinions on Speculative Design practice in educational environments today.