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Conference paper

Amphibious Scales and Anticipatory Design

This paper considers dynamics between Anticipatory Design and relational ontological scales in imagining, articulating and shaping futures. This includes speculative, experimental and experiential engagement with imaginary futures for rethinking relations to the present and beyond them into long term sustainable ones... Read »

Conference paper

Anticipatory design and futures literacies

Design universities face challenges to their curricula, pedagogies, research and professional practices in the context of a world beset by increased complexity and rapid change. In this framing type paper located in an experimental relational ontology we take up the context and conditions of such change and the development of what we term ‘design futures literacies’... Read »


Connecting the LEXICON to Master’s in Choreography

Amanda Steggell is a Professor of Choreography at Oslo National Academy of Art and project leader of AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES project. As part of ongoing collaboration between AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES and FUEL4DESIGN: Future Education and Literacy for Designers, these series of workshops aimed to contribute to the DESIGN FUTURES LEXICON with movement words, called FUTURES DESIGN MOVEMENTS WORDS.  Prof... Read »


BALLUSION and PhD workshop F2F mode

The BALLUSION workshop explores ‘balloons’ as a metaphor for shapeable futures. We take this up in the supporting Unit by asking: “If the balloon represents the future, how might we shape, twist, deflate, go, squeeze, bounce, tap, stretch or release it?” The workshop was designed with PhD students in mind... Read »


Themes & Units: Design Futures Lexicon resources

The DESIGN FUTURES LEXICON presents a set of thematic learning activities, futures design devices and instances of their use. The LEXICON is designed to assist design students and designer researchers to engage productively and critically with how language may work in shaping futures design. The THEMES AND UNITS contain a variety of learning resources for students of design and design research... Read »



Octopa’s Journey is a narrative game-tool inviting the player to browse the futures of the Northern Sea Route. Playing with Future Design Words and extended-choreographies, the experience is the online counterpart of the physical Octopa toolkit. .. Read »


REFLEXICON and PhD workshop in online mode

REFLEXICON builds on the Lexicon of the Future Education and Literacy for Designers, and invites designers to play with future terms. It uses game play as a way to support designers on use and application of Futures Design terms and reflect on how their design project or activity work might relate to shaping future needs, conditions and challenges... Read »


Lexicon at NORDES Summer School 2020

The NORDES Summer School 2020 was a 3-day online event held on 5-7 August 2020, hosted by AHO and OsloMet in Norway. With the focus on ‘designing beyond the individual’, the summer school explored how the theme of COLLECTIVES may “inform design inquiry in shaping futures that are shared and honed for common interests, needs and purposes, not only competitive and collaborative ones... Read »


Matters of artistic research

Movement matters enormously in every aspect of our lives and of the dynamics of the ecosphere and its complex systems and relations of inhabitants, human and nonhuman, psychological and systemic... Read »


Design Futures Now: Literacies & Making

This issue of Temes de Disseny addresses a mix of topics concerning how design literacies and design making may be understood as ‘future facing’. By doing so, we convey the ways and means design practice and design education may be positioned and activated to work prospectively and be ahead of current concerns with environmental, social and ethical challenges... Read »