Set in London around 2050, Mitigation of Shock is a design experiment in living with climate change induced food insecurity.
Stark Choices is an experiential simulation of life in 2030, where certain current projections around the future of work and automation have been realised.
A series of films that help visitors comprehend the contexts and consequences of new technologies, products and systems.
Produced for the V&A’s landmark show ‘The Future Starts Here’
An speculative design intervention for International Development futures.
The UAE Ministry of Energy and the Prime Minister’s Office invited us to help them develop a mechanism to experience numerous possible futures around energy, and to stress test the opportunities and broader systemic consequences of each future with Cabinet Ministers and key decision makers. The ambition was that such collaborative futuring activity would help inform the country’s energy policy all the way till 2050.
At the end of April, I gave the opening talk at the TED 2017 conference ‘The Future You’ in Vancouver. Today, I am excited to finally be able to share it with you.
Cartographies of Imagination is an essay about our project MAPLAB, where we develop cartographic imaginaries of Eindhoven with children. The project’s ambition is to show city planners, decision-makers and technologists, how our cities could be different if we consider children as key fellow citizens, rather then future citizens.
This paper describes the strategies we used in our Power of 8 project — including maps, montage and storytelling — to develop concepts, visualise proposals and materialise ‘future artefacts’ during the project.
Our short essay describes our design futurescaping tools and methods, grounded in examples from our projects ‘Little Brinkland’ and ‘Power of 8’.
We have made a new version of our Buggy Air air pollution sensing kit, which is a continued collaboration between Hugh Knowles from Friends of the Earth, IoTA Academy, Virtual Technologies, ScienceScope and ourselves. The device will be shown for the first time between 19th – 24th September at the Design Frontiers exhibition as part of the London Design Festival at Somerset House.