Interview: Maja Grakalić

Maja Grakalić, an interdisciplinary design practitioner and researcher from Croatia based in London: “you can only change the system from within”.

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.”

Interview: Yin Aiwen

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

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.”

Interview: Petra Lilja

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

Interview: Theo Ploeg

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

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.