Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future

Ivica Mitrović (Editor), James Auger (Editor), Julian Hanna (Editor), Ingi Helgason (Editor)

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SpeculativeEdu (an educational project funded by ERASMUS+) was conceived at a crucial moment for speculative design and related practices. Whilst it is uplifting to see its popularity on the rise, it is in need of some redirection – away from the all-too-easy dystopian spectacles that shock or titillate but little beyond, and away from the obsession with (largely technological) futures. The question we’ve been asking over the past two years is: redirect to where? To address the question we – a group of educators and practitioners from institutions across Europe – have conducted more than 50 interviews, organised workshops, collected case studies, held conferences and discussions, gathered data and honed tools and approaches, with the aim of creating a clearer sense of purpose for ourselves and a clearer view of the field for anyone interested in speculative design, speculative design education and design education in general.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSplit, Croatia
PublisherUniversity of Split
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages234
ISBN (Electronic)9789536617562
ISBN (Print)9789536617562
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Speculative Design
  • Design education
  • Design


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  • SpeculativeEdu

    Hanna, J.


    Project: Education project

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