Bold Futures is a young studio for innovation communications using design as a medium to explore plausible future scenarios. In order to assess their respective desirability and to spark debate about our technologically mediated society Bold Futures devises so-called Science-Fiction Prototypes which are speculative (not yet developed, but fundamentally feasible) products or services that are communicated using various media. These artefacts "from the future" refer to aspects of possible future scenarios by implicitly asking how a society would need to be structured (economically, culturally, politically) to allow for their very existence.
This approach is especially handy when dealing with foreseeable developments in critical technologies (e.g. nanotech, biotech, neurosciences) that are set to fundamentally change the ways we live and interact in the future. The partners Ann-Kristina Simon and Helge Fischer will present case studies and discuss the usage of speculative design as a tool in future studies, innovations management, science communications and public relations.
Read a short excerpt of Helge’s magazine article for Novu Argumente and the discussion that followed: Fatalismus ist der Feind guten Designs, oder... on Fontblog.de (in German).
Our host for September is the wonderful Orangelab again, at Ernst-Reuter-Platz 2.
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