VCFA alumna Heather Snyder Quinn was recently named Co-Chair of Speculative Futures Chicago, which is part of the global initiative https://www.futures.design/
Speculative Futures Chicago is a group for those interested in Speculative Design, Critical Design, Design Fiction, Discursive Design, Strategic Foresight and Futurism, Science Fiction and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential futures and the strategies we employ. We’ll be hosting speakers—practitioners, teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about work or methods in this topic. We’ll also be hosting workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures design thinking in a variety of circumstances as a method of synthesis and strategy.
The first event—Designing the Future: A panel exploring speculative & critical design—launched Feb 5th to a sold-out crowd at Digitas where Heather co-moderated the panel.