Presented by UAL, and taking place over the week of the London Design Festival, the series of discussions will draw a range of perspectives together to help designers, researchers and their collaborators and publics think through some of the implications of the new sites for applying design expertise.
By focusing on interfaces, policies, materials, publics and the kinds of expertise required to generate and explore their futures, these events will challenge audiences to examine the futures that their work brings into being.
Book a place and find out more about the series of events:
20 September 6pm-8pm CSM
Speakers: Carole Collet, Central Saint Martins, UAL and Susanne Kuechler, UCL
How does contemporary design connecting with bioscience shape our understandings of materiality and embodiment? To what extent do new materials require or suggest new ways of living and new identities?
21 September 6pm-8pm LCF
Speaker: James Ash, University of Newcastle
Respondent: Betti Marenko, Central Saint Martins, UAL
The work of designing interfaces poses questions about what kinds of human experience are possible or desirable? What kinds of subjectivities are constructed?
22 September 6pm-8pm CSM
Speakers: Marc Ventresca, Said Business School, University of Oxford, and Glenn Robert, King’s College London
Chair: Lucy Kimbell, UAL
How does Design Thinking practice challenge conventional ideas of expertise and knowledge? What is brought into view and what is excluded through practice-based research or research-based practice and to what extent is innovation tied to the development of new kinds of expertise?
Policy Imaginaries Workshop
23 September 10am-1pm CSM
Workshop Leaders: Noah Raford, Museum of the Future Foundation, UAE and Lucy Kimbell, UAL with special guests from Kings Policy Institute
This workshop brings together practitioners and researchers to explore what kinds of policy worlds are brought into being through ‘government innovation’. During the workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss new developments at the intersection of design and policy innovation.
23 September 5pm-7pm CSM
Speaker: Noah Raford, Museum of the Future Foundation, UAE
Other speakers to be confirmed
To what extent can and should government propose future visions for society? What are the implications of constructing policy imaginaries via digital platforms, speculative devices and data science?
Follow the conversation on Twitter #FutureImaginaries