Together with Digital Society School’s Mick Jongeling we founded Speculative Future Amsterdam, a local chapter of the global platform Speculative Futures.
Speculative Futures is an international community of meetups focused on Speculative & Critical Design, Design Fiction, Futurism, and Strategy & Foresight and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential or alternate futures. Speculative Futures is an effort steered by the Design Futures Initiative.
We host speakers — practitioners, teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about relevant praxis and methods. We also host workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures thinking in a variety of circumstances as a method of synthesis and strategy.
Furthermore Mick and I will dive into the world of speculative design, fictional world building, design fiction and all other forms of discursive design for a design sociological point of view.
Our first meetup will be an introduction to Speculative Futures Amsterdam.
Speculative Futures Amsterdam announcement: https://digitalsocietyschool.org/insight/dss-leads-speculative-futures-chapter-amsterdam/.
Our Speculative Futures Amsterdam Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/nl-NL/Speculative-Futures-Amsterdam/.
Our first Meetup at May 29, 6pm: https://www.meetup.com/nl-NL/Speculative-Futures-Amsterdam/events/260911855/.
Speculative Futures global platform: https://www.futures.design.