Design and Future Thinking. Reading Recommendations

April 6, 2014 by Karen Verschooren

As Studio Future unfolds into exhibitions and events, the Z33 Research archive of books, articles and videos about future thinking and design grows. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a good set to start out with. Most of the articles and essays are available online for free.

Text Karen Verschooren
FoAM Futures Lab. Future Fictions – Perspectives on World-building, Z33 House for contemporary art, 5 October 2014–4 January 2015. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.

FoAM Futures Lab. Future Fictions – Perspectives on World-building, Z33 House for contemporary art, 5 October 2014–4 January 2015. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.


BOOKS

Rory Hyde, 2013. Future Practice: Conversations from the edge of Architecture. Routledge.

Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, 2013. Speculative Everything. Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming. MIT Press.

Carl DiSalvo, 2013. Adversarial Design. MIT Press.

Tony Fry, 2009. Design Futuring. Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice. Berg.


ARTICLES. ESSAYS 

Stuart Candy, 11 December 2013. Big Shifts, Small Change. [Blog post.] The Sceptical Futurist: A Blog About How We Might Feel Tomorrow.

Stuart Candy, 5 April 2013. Designing Futures. [Blog post.] The Sceptical Futurist: A Blog About How We Might Feel Tomorrow.

Tobias Revell, 2 December 2013. Overview of Critical Design.

Noah Raford. From Design Fiction to Experiential Futures. Article in Noah Raford – 21th Century Strategy, Politics and Design

Laura Forlano, 26 September, 2013. Ethnographies from the Future: What Can Ethnographers Learn from Science Fiction and Speculative Design?  Ethnography Matters.

Carl DiSalvo, 2012. Spectacles and Tropes: Speculative Design and Contemporary Food Cultures. [Article.] The Fibreculture Journal, Issue 20, 2012. Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures.

Martina Fineder and Thomas Geisler, 2011. Design Clinic: Can Design Heal the World? Scrutinising Victor Papanek’s Impact on Today’s Design Agenda. [Article.]

Julian Bleecker, March 2009. Design Fiction. A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction. [Essay.]


TALKS. PRESENTATIONS. PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Joi Ito, 2014. Instead of Futurists, Let’s Be Nowists. [TED Talk.]

Redesigning the Future, March 2013. [Panel discussion.] FutureEverything Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention. Manchester, UK.

FutureEverything Festival. 27 March–1 April 2014. Manchester, UK.

LIFT Conference. 5–7 February 2014. Geneva, Switzerland.

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