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Journal of Futures Studies - Special Issue on Design and Futures

Goal: Co-editing a special collection for JFS on the intersection where futures and design practice meet, with Cher Potter (V&A Museum, London).

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Design and Futures is a major collection of essays, manifestos, interviews and peer-reviewed articles, edited by Stuart Candy (Carnegie Mellon University) and Cher Potter (Victoria and Albert Museum), documenting 'design futures' discourse and practice around the world. First published as back-to-back volumes in the open access Journal of Futures Studies, the present compilation preserves the original formatting while unifying all 30 pieces between covers for the first time. Forty-nine contributors from 16 countries write on topics ranging from worldbuilding and curriculum design to temporality and decolonisation, as well as new methods and processes that build on over a decade of experiential futures, speculative design and related practices. Design and Futures will be an essential reference for anyone working or studying in either field. Also available in a print-on-demand paperback, at cost: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1709990082/
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The second half of this project is finally out – featuring MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli and NASA visual strategist David Delgado, designers like Lucy Kimbell (Oxford) and Lizzie Yarina (MIT), theorist Tony Fry (Design Futuring), and philosopher Timothy Morton (Hyperobjects), among others.
Overall, the two volumes of Design and Futures run to almost 300 pages; 12 peer reviewed articles and 18 essays and interviews; contributions from 49 writers around the world, exploring and augmenting the thriving dialogue between design and futures practices. The whole project is in open access. Read the Introductions to Vols I & II for more.
My co-editor Cher Potter and I are grateful to all who were part of this journey, including those of you supportively following these updates as we have gone along!
 
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Introduction to Volume I of the Journal of Futures Studies Special Issue on Design and Futures.
Introduction to Volume II of the Journal of Futures Studies Special Issue on Design and Futures.
Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government's innovation agency. He has previously held design leadership roles at Arup Digital Studio, Future Cities Catapult, Fabrica, Sitra, and the BBC.
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Check out some of our papers and interviews from this special issue of the Journal of Futures Studies here – – the whole special issue is in #OpenAccess.
More background on this project at https://futuryst.blogspot.com/2019/05/design-and-futures-volume-i.html; and a wealth of futures publications to explore at https://jfsdigital.org/ : stay tuned for Volume II, coming soon!
 
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Liam Young is an Australian born architect currently running the MA in Fiction and Entertainment at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.
Anab Jain is co-founder with Jon Ardern of the foresight and design organisation Superflux, based in London.
Stuart Candy
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The project turned into a mega-project, and the first of two back-to-back volumes on the intersections of design and futures/foresight practices is finally in press with the Journal of Futures Studies. Contributors to the two issues include philosopher Timothy Morton, curator Paola Antonelli, Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell, design futurist Anab Jain, design studies professor Tony Fry, and the Decolonising Design Collective - overall an amazing lineup of scholars, practitioners, artists, and hybrids from six continents. More soon...
 
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This article contributes to emerging hybrid design/futures practices by offering an orienting framework making images of the future more legible and concrete. The Ethnographic Experiential Futures (EXF) Cycle provides, practically, a way of inviting engagement with diverse participants, and methodologically, a generic process drawing on two traditions of foresight (ethnographic and experiential futures), with a view to promoting a more diverse and deeper array of scenarios for public consideration. The structure of the EXF Cycle is derived from hybrid efforts carried out by design/futures practitioners over some years, abstracted as scaffolding to serve future projects in a wide range of contexts. This piece first appeared in 2019 in the Journal of Futures Studies special double issue on Design and Futures <researchgate.net/publication/338129083>, and was later republished in The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies <researchgate.net/publication/341763596>.
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Co-editing a special collection for JFS on the intersection where futures and design practice meet, with Cher Potter (V&A Museum, London).