Part 3 – What is Speculative / Critical / Fiction / Design?

This post is the final part of a trilogy of posts that document my initial (and crude) investigations into Speculative Design and all its friends.

Part 1, is a collage of the snippets that tickled me the most in my initial (online) investigation on Speculative, Critical and Fiction Design.

Part 2, highlights from the book: ‘Speculative everything’ by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby.

This post grabs relevant passages from Speculative – Post-Design Practice or New Utopia? available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303686592_Speculative_-_Post-Design_Practice_or_New_Utopia

Exhibition website: http://speculative.hr/en/

Out of all the reading I have done, this is the most complete take on things, perhaps because it looks at all the people and concepts that are mentioned on the other 2 parts and makes the connections between them clear. It also adds a more global lenses to the thing and exposes the western centricity of it all.

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Preparing for ‘Future artefacts’ course at CIID

The folks at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction design (CIID) are running a summer school and I will be joining them for a week long course on future artefacts 🙋. I am crazy excited because this will allow me to make tangible my recent explorations on speculative and critical design.

My practice has always been one of thinking through doing, yet I have in the past used my personal blog to document and reflect on my practice.

In this post I’ll document the things I am exploring in preparation for the course into 3 buckets: (more…)

Part 2 – What is Speculative / Critical / Fiction / Design?

This post is part of a trilogy of posts to document my initial (and crude) investigations into Speculative Design and all its friends.

Part 1, is a collage of the snippets that tickled me the most in my initial (online) investigation on Speculative, Critical and Fiction Design.

In here l’ll elaborate on my understanding from the book: ‘Speculative everything’ by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby.

For part 3, I will go through the work surrounding ‘Speculative – Post-Design Practice or New Utopia?’ Link 1 Link 2

What is speculative design?

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What is Speculative / Critical / Fiction / Design? – Part 1

Part 1, is a collage of the snippets that tickled me the most in my initial (online) investigation on Speculative, Critical and Fiction Design (I know the latter is really Design Fiction but, hey ho, it didn’t work with the other 2 and I like trilogies…).

Part 2, will be about what I find in the book ‘Speculative everything’ by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby.

For part 3, I will go through the work surrounding ‘Speculative – Post-Design Practice or New Utopia?’ Link 1 Link 2

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