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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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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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