What we're about

Do you wonder how to imagine and ignite the futures you want to live?

Speculative design facilitates the exploration of situations we anticipate for tomorrow by interacting with them as they are happening to us here and now. Such experiences often offer new perspectives that help us craft strategies and actions to build our preferred tomorrows.

We aim to facilitate participatory workshops and talks to imagine the possibilities, discuss the plausibilities, and initiate our visions for the future.

Join us if you are curious about Speculative / Critical / Discursive Design, Design Fiction, Strategic Foresight, Futurism, Science Fiction and anything else involving interactive and experience design as a vehicle to contemplate potential futures, create strategies and trigger actions to get there, together!

Speculative Futures in Champaign is the local chapter of the international series of Meetups created by the Design Futures Initiative (DFI), a not-for-profit based in San Francisco, CA.

Past events (3)

Speculative futures in visual arts & music


Speculative futures and interactive narratives

Armory Building

Speculative Futures in Champaign kick-off

Krannert Art Museum

Photos (10)