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Session Chair: Ann Light, University of Sussex Session Chair: Colin M. Gray, Purdue University Session Chair: Kristina Lindström, Malmö University Session Chair: Dan Lockton, Eindhoven University of Technology Session Chair: Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh
Location:BA02 Bizkaia Aretoa_ Room Elhuyar Main venue, Ground floor
Additional Chair: Laura Forlano, Illinois Institute of Technology Additional Chair: Lara Houston, University of Sussex
This Conversation will be hosted in-person and accessible online.
Designing transformative futures
Ann Light1,2, Laura Forlano3, Colin M Gray4, Lara Houston1, Kristina Lindström2, Dan Lockton5, Chris Speed6
1University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 2Malmö University; 3Illinois Institute of Technology; 4Purdue University; 5TU Eindhoven; 6University of Edinburgh
What makes the design of futures sufficiently transformative? We are in an age of crises and transitions in climate, biodiversity, and health. Calls for climate justice and the development of eco-social sensibilities speak to the need for dynamic and provisional engagements. Such concerns raise age-old issues of inequality and colonialist destruction. Our designs carry the imprint of this current politics, wittingly or unwittingly, into worlds to come. So how might we respond fluidly to coming uncertainties, questioning our practice to sow the seeds of more radical transformation, while recognizing the structural forces that can limit or temper opportunities for design activism? Join this conversation to explore our own and others’ practices in designing for responsive and responsible futures.