Orlando Speculative Futures is part of a world wide community of meetup groups 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 or alternate futures. We host speakers — practitioners,teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about work or methods in this topic. We also host 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.
We could all use a vacation from 2020. Speculative Futures Orlando wants to whisk you away to the future as we reimagine Florida tourism.
What will tourism in Florida look like in 20 years? Will the same old players dominate, or will a new generation of entrepreneurs transform the industry? Can we create a sustainable, equitable future for tourism in the face of climate change? Will the current pandemic fundamentally alter the way people travel?
We’ll be exploring these questions using art and stories created by the Practopia Project with the help of some of Orlando’s top theme park designers and artists. This workshop will be the first in a series of public events to reimagine our community's preferred futures for tourism.
There is little doubt that tourism will look very different by 2040. Now is the time to lend your voice and imagination to help create that future.