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Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives

  This full-day, interdisciplinary workshop will address the use of Speculative and Critical Design (SCD), Design Fiction, and related practices, including those that use provocation, ambiguity and activism, within undergraduate, postgraduate and professional educational contexts. The day will include the sharing of experiences of working with these methods within the classroom, along with discussions around the perspectives and motivations underpinning the choice of approaches. The aims of the workshop organizers are to share and support effective practices in education, and to further the debate on the future of Speculative and Critical Design within educational curricula. The workshop builds on the activities of the current SpeculativeEdu project, which is concerned with developing novel educational skills and design practices for the 21st century, especially those focused on critical relations between technology and human society.

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    06 July 2020

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    The Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Encinas, E., & Mitrović, I. (2020). Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives.



Speculative design; critical design; design fiction; education; design methods; pedagogy.

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