“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope.”
- Ursula K Le Guin
We Create Futures and Anne Galloway, Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, present a one-day workshop to imagine futures beyond human-centred design and challenge the idea of human exceptionalism.
Participants will address an issue in more-than-human worlds as a way to question the role of design, stimulate creativity and broaden horizons when thinking about the future. The workshop will provide a safe, playful environment to use futures studies and speculative design to explore possible futures through objects and services.
This is a fast-paced, hands-on workshop where you will work in a team to propose a speculative future. It would benefit anyone actively engaged in future-oriented design, innovation and strategy, although none-of these are prerequisites for the workshop. You will be required to have an open, curious mind and be happy working in a team.
At the end of the day we will celebrate with a small, table-top exhibition and reflections on the process and our achievements.Through this workshop you will:
Learn about futures studies and speculative design, while experiencing relevant tools and approaches
Construct a futures scenario and narrative
Explore consequences for your scenario
Prototype a speculative object or service that reflects your exploration
Reflect on your project and the implications for your everyday practice
This is a full-day workshop and will occur on Friday 8th November, as part of the Mindset of Design Festival, in Wellington.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The cost of the workshop will be $199.00 +GST for earlybirds and $249.00 +GST after this. Places will be limited.
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If there are any other questions, please contact us through our details on the main We Create Futures website.