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One of the most distinguishing core competencies of design is the ability to make future, not-yet-existing, products and user situations graspable and ready and open to experience.

We see a crucial need to expand the scope of design and inquiry to make ungraspable, but still possible and plausible, futures that are positioned well ahead of our current point in time. The purpose of this is to imagine, project and facilitate designs and debates that are decades ahead of our immediate scope and perceptions. This is an important stance for design to adopt because here is an urgent need to address pressing and immediate challenges such as climate change. In researching design futures our task is to find compelling, radical alternative paths of development.