Speculative now is a webpage dedicated to intervention design: a speculative design approach aiming at designing for the now.
It is a course of ten weeks at Maastricht Academy of Media Design And Technology. Goal is to introduce students to speculative design, encourage them to think about the role of design, and their own role as designer, let them pick a challenge and design a high-fidelity prototype. It will run for the last time from May til early july 2020.
Intervention design is influenced by accelerationism, speculative realism, speculative design, design fiction, systems thinking, and design thinking. It is developed (further) by Studio Hyperspace‘s Theo Ploeg in collaboration with Speculative Futures Amsterdam and Digital Society School Amsterdam.