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A toolkit for the future – photos and sketchnotes

A Toolkit for the Future at the V&A asked thinkers and makers to question dominant futures and imagine alternative worlds, sharing perspectives on technology, politics, and speculative design. Speakers: An Xiao Mina, Matt Jones, Jonas Staal, Kei Kreutler, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Bethan Wolfenden, Anab Jain and Luiza Prado.
Curated by @MarianaPestana_

The conference continued with a day of speculative design workshops in partnership with the London College of Fashion’s Arts Programme at their East London project space Arcade East. This day also acts as the starting point for a summer season of exploratory workshops and speculative installations and discussions by artists, designers and students around the theme of Sustainability and Innovation at Arcade East.

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On reflection

Time is beyond our control.
It's the constant struggle of perception.
Reflection may be seen , initially,  as a waste of time.
What's the point ofthinking about something that already
happened ? Will it make any difference?

When  something happens we  aknowledge it immediatly .
But because sometimes "things" happen in such a small
space of time we feel like mere spectators ,
watching without reaction somebody else's life.
Reflection comes to claim those events  and  to provide
them  with meaning .To make them feel as part of your
identity ( present ) and to reassure yourself that you
are going in the right direction.
It's the comfortable illusion of control.
It's a constant struggle to perceive its passage and to make the most out of it.
Reflection may be seen , initially,  as a waste of time. What's the point of
thinking about something that already happened ? Will it make any difference?
When  something happens we  aknowledge it immediatly . But because sometimes
"things"  happen in such a small space of time we feel like mere spectators ,
watching without reaction somebody else's life.
Reflection comes to claim those events  and  to provide them  with meaning .
To make them feel as part of your   identity    ( present )  and to reassure
yourself that you are going in the right direction.It's a constant struggle to perceive its passage and to make the most out of it.
Reflection may be seen , initially,  as a waste of time. What's the point of
thinking about something that already happened ? Will it make any difference?
When  something happens we  aknowledge it immediatly . But because sometimes
"things"  happen in such a small space of time we feel like mere spectators ,
watching without reaction somebody else's life.
Reflection comes to claim those events  and  to provide them  with meaning .
To make them feel as part of your   identity    ( present )  and to reassure
yourself that you are going in the right direction.