What we're about

We are the Seattle chapter of Speculative Futures, an international meetup community that focuses on work and practice in the fields of Speculative and Critical Design, Design Fiction, Futures Studies, and Strategic Foresight.

We host speakers to share their work or methods in this topic and offer workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures design thinking in a variety of circumstances.

Please fill out our survey to help us understand what you'd like to see out of future programming: https://forms.gle/p4WYkdm1Qwgqa4gg9

Twitter: @FuturesSeattle (https://twitter.com/futuresseattle)

Instagram: @futuresseattle (https://www.instagram.com/futuresseattle/)

Upcoming events (3)

Speculative Book Club: "How to Future"

Online event

For our first book club, we'll read "How to Future: Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange" by Scott Smith & Madeline Ashby. Find a copy at a local book store here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781789664706

We'll cover two chapters every other Thursday at 6:30 pm and combine discussion with practical application. If you attend all 4 sessions, you'll be entered to win a special prize!

May 13
Chapters 1-2: Different futures for different needs / Getting started: scoping

May 27
Chapters 3-4: Sensing & scanning / Sense-making & mapping

June 10
Chapters 5-6: Scenario development / Storytelling & prototyping

June 24
Chapters 7-9: Assessing effectiveness / What to do next / Conclusion

Speculative Book Club: "How to Future"

Online event

For our first book club, we'll read "How to Future: Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange" by Scott Smith & Madeline Ashby. Find a copy at a local book store here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781789664706

We'll cover two chapters every other Thursday at 6:30 pm and combine discussion with practical application. If you attend all 4 sessions, you'll be entered to win a special prize!

May 13
Chapters 1-2: Different futures for different needs / Getting started: scoping

May 27
Chapters 3-4: Sensing & scanning / Sense-making & mapping

June 10
Chapters 5-6: Scenario development / Storytelling & prototyping

June 24
Chapters 7-9: Assessing effectiveness / What to do next / Conclusion

Speculative Book Club: "How to Future"

Online event

For our first book club, we'll read "How to Future: Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange" by Scott Smith & Madeline Ashby. Find a copy at a local book store here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781789664706

We'll cover two chapters every other Thursday at 6:30 pm and combine discussion with practical application. If you attend all 4 sessions, you'll be entered to win a special prize!

May 13
Chapters 1-2: Different futures for different needs / Getting started: scoping

May 27
Chapters 3-4: Sensing & scanning / Sense-making & mapping

June 10
Chapters 5-6: Scenario development / Storytelling & prototyping

June 24
Chapters 7-9: Assessing effectiveness / What to do next / Conclusion

Past events (11)

Speculative Book Club: "How to Future"

Online event

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