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: 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.

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”.

Speculative Design and Education in (and Beyond) Troubled Times (ONLINE DISCUSSION)

A SpeculativeEdu panel discussion at Uroboros online design-art festival on Friday, 15 May at 19:00 (CET).

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.

Case Study: Pink Chicken Project

Colouring all chickens pink with a CRISPR gene drive and re-occupying the rock strata by Nonhuman Nonsense.

Interview: Design Friction

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


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)