Phoenix, Arizona
Date: November 15-18, 2022

To increase knowledge on future studies and the interdisciplinary field of Anticipation, the Social Design Unit participated in the international conference on anticipation. Here the unit presented a paper focusing on green transition and how methods in design fiction can be developed to help design researchers and industry collaborate on transcending market-driven objectives in the pursue of sustainable energy futures.

The aim of the Anticipation conference is to create new understandings of how individuals, groups, institutions, systems and cultures use ideas of the future to act in the present. The conference was held at the Arizona State University, at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, located in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

Our work on the paper was made possible partly due to a grant from It-vest – networking universities.

Left: Network lunch meeting with Manuela Celi, Associate Professor at PoliMi, Trudy Watt and Coe Douglas (Lecturers at Peck School of the Arts), Thomas Markussen and Eva Knutz (Social Design Unit) and Jane Pirone (Associate Professor Design Ecologies Parsons School of Design). Right: Presentations and talks at the International conference on Anticipation.