Sthlm Speculative Futures - Age of Species

Stockholm Speculative Futures Chapter
Stockholm Speculative Futures Chapter
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Kungsgatan 6

Kungsgatan 6 · Stockholm

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At the Speculative Futures chapter’s first meet-up in Stockholm, Petra Lilja will talk about how she’s working with speculative and critical design from a curatorial perspective and as a doctoral candidate. She will present The Age of Species, a two-year long project that will result in two exhibitions and show work by the 8 international design studios engaged in speculating on futures with the planet Mars as projection plane. The common denominator in her work as curator, PhD student and designer circulates around her interest in how to cultivate caring coexistence between species and how to design for anthropodecentric futures. The simple reason for this interest, and the reason she has dedicated her career to critically examine the role of the designer, is that a lot of the problems we're facing, like climate change, poverty and inequity can be traced back to design decisions. Critical and speculative design she believes, is a good tool for visualizing better futures.

Petra Lilja is currently a doctoral candidate in design at the KTD program at University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) & Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Her project is titled Cultivating caring coexistence, design for anthropodecentric futures. Petra Lilja is educated within interior and industrial design at KADK, Denmark, Lund University, Sweden and Pratt Institute, USA. She started her design studio in 2005 and has also run an eponymous gallery in Malmö. Her academic career started at Linnaeus University as senior lecturer in design and director of the Design + Change programmes on bachelor and master levels. She’s on the jury for Young Swedish Design (UNG) and the Korea Sweden Young Design Awards

Draft Schedule:

17:30 - 18:00 Opening of doors

18:00 - 18:10 Welcome by Antler

18:10 - 18:30 Intro by Speculative Futures Team

18:30 - 19:00 Age of Species by Petra Lilja

19:00 - 19:30 Workshop Speculative Futures

19:30 - 20:00 Mingle

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