How can an interdisciplinary exchange between facts, fiction and design encourage future thinking?
The future is a popular topic – in science, society and the arts. Still, there is a lack of future visions due to the growing complexity of our era. But visions of the future fulfil an important role when it comes to shaping our common future. They help reflect on and prepare for decisions and actions to come.
My work aims to make abstract futures accessible. Through the combination of different formats of future-oriented thinking I strive to open up an inspiring debate on current developments and alternative futures. The outcome of my work is a kit for speculative future thinking. It consists of a creative method and several exemplary forward-looking objects that support envisioning the future on a grounded but imaginative basis. The creative and participatory approach adds a yet unseen level of engagement to future thinking.