Future Friends Maribor (workshops, lectures, discussions)



Speculative Design event by SpeculativeEdu in Maribor, 14 – 18 April 2019.

Leading Speculative Design practitioners, educators, and researchers, including James Auger, Matt Ward, Ivica Mitrović, Ingi Helgason, Michael Smyth, Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi, Jimmy Loizeau, Rosario Hurtado and Dash Macdonald, will share, exchange, and speculate about Speculative Design and possible futures with an emphasis on the “real world”; that is, responding to the needs of people, society, public policy, and economy.

The Future Friends programme:

April 14 – 16: Speculative Futures Workshop
April 17: Future Friends Conference
April 18: The State of Speculative Design: An Open Discussion

All events are free of charge. Due to limited space, early registration is advised: http://speculativeedu.eu/future-friends-event.

The Future Friends event is supported by Centre for Creativity, Slovenia; Academia, College of Short-Cycle Higher Education, Maribor; MIKK Murska Sobota and Youth Cultural Center, Murska Sobota.

SpeculativeEdu is an educational, project funded by Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport, with the aim of strengthening speculative design education by collecting and exchanging existing knowledge and experience whilst developing new methods in the field of speculative design. Its scope is to collect, exchange, reflect upon, develop, and advance educational practice in the area of speculative design and its self-critical approach. This project, which will last 24 months will bring together the prominent European academic/research institutions, SMEs, and an NGO from speculative practice, education, and research. The consortium is led by the University of Split (Arts Academy) (Croatia), and consist of Edinburgh Napier University (UK), Goldsmiths, the University of London (UK), the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (Portugal), the Human Ecosystems Relazioni (Italy), and the Institute for Transmedia Design (Slovenia).