Case Study: Communicative Machines Speculating on Death

Classroom projects speculating on the theme of “death” from the School of Design at Politecnico di Milano.

Case Study: Technologies of Human Waste 

Karey Helms creates a speculative space to explore designing with intimate and somatic data.

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.

Case Study: Designing an Internet for Dogs

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.

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.”

Case Study: Peek, a game for future storytelling

A collaborative, speculative storytelling game by Evan Raskob.

Case Study: Equine Eyes

A speculative project by Alan Hook dealing with the inter-species connections via a set of design prototypes.

Interview: Yin Aiwen

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

Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives

Partners in the SpeculativeEdu project are organising an online workshop as part of the Designing Interactive Systems (ACM DIS) 2020 conference in July.

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.

Case Study: Plasticful Foods

An interdisciplinary speculative project developed for the University of Amsterdam and Hogeschool Amsterdam’s “New Waste Vision”.

Case Study: Circular Geology

A Speculative Design student project about the human impact on Earth by Pauline Alt.


Kick-Off OCT 2018

Future Friends Speculative design conference, Maribor/Slovenia 14–18 APR 2019

Speculative design workshop, Rome/Italy 2–6 SEP 2019

SpeculativeEdu Final Event: Reclaim the Future, Split/Croatia (TBD)