Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future (ONLINE)

March 19, 2021

“Now we are interested in how fictions and speculations can inform or drive social change”.
—Jimmy Loizeau, SpeculativeEdu project partner

Zoom (online)
March 24th 2021 from 18:00 to 20:00 (CET)

After interviewing dozens of leading design practitioners, educators, and theorists from across Europe (and in a few cases beyond), as well as soliciting survey responses from dozens of professionals currently working in the industry, in addition to the hosted education related activities, we are able to draw a clearer path to show where Speculative Design has come from, where the approach is at present, and where it might be headed in the future. All our findings and beyond are archived in a book, Beyond Speculations. 

Join the event and witness the “walk through the book” – a snapshot of contemporary Speculative Design, past – present – future. Register now!

The event programme:

18:00Opening words

18:10CHAPTER 1: Beyond Speculations

18:25CHAPTER 2: Echoes of Futures Past – Speculations and Fictions from History

18:40CHAPTER 3: An Overview of Speculative Design Practice

18:55CHAPTER 4: Methods, Approaches and Tools: Ambiguity, Tensions and Scopes

19:10CASE STUDY: NeoRural Futures

19:25CHAPTER 5: A Practice of Hope, A Method of Action

  • Matt Ward, Goldsmiths, University of London

19:40CHAPTER 6: Final thoughts and manifesto

19:45Q&A session

The event will be moderated by Sara Božanić, Institute for Transmedia Design, Slovenia.The event is hosted by SpeculativEdu partner Institute for Transmedia Design (Slovenia), and Speculative Futures Milan and Lisbon.

Reserve your spot now and join us online on March 24thAPPLY HERE!

The SpeculativeEdu project has been funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It is supported by the Centre for Creativity, Slovenia, Academia, College of Short-Cycle Higher Education, Maribor, MIKK Murska Sobota, Youth Cultural Center, The City Municipality of Murska Sobota and The City Municipality of Ljubljana, Slovenia.