What we're about

This is a group for those interested in Speculative Design, Critical Design,Design Fiction, Discursive Design, Strategic Foresight and Futurism, Science Fiction and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential futures and the strategies we employ. We'll be hosting speakers—practitioners, teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about work or methods in this topic. We'll also be hosting workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures design thinking in a variety of circumstances as a method of synthesis and strategy.

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Designing the Future: A panel exploring speculative & critical design

Join the Chicago Speculative Futures chapter in the launching of our first event. We're excited to be joined by leaders in the local speculative futures community as we discuss the current state of speculative & critical design, design fiction, futurism, and strategy & foresight. Whether you're new to these topics or deeply engaged, this event will be an excellent introduction to the Chicago speculative community and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others. Confirmed speakers: - Jessica Charlesworth, Parsons + Charlesworth, SAIC - April Starr - Product Design Director, Narrative Science - More to come... Big thanks to our sponsor Digitas, not only for providing the space, but drinks and snacks too!

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