In a collaborative 2-day workshop ‘Making Futures, Challenging Innovation’ at the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2012) Roskilde, we created an intervention into what counts as Innovation. This took the form of a guidebook to the ‘Futures’ – an imagined set of islands where the future is made differently, and innovation takes different forms.
The Travel Guide to the Futures challenges the logic of innovation by exploring the potential of participatory design cases that demonstrate a repertoire of differently situated practices of future-making; futures made locally, in heterogeneous communities, and with marginalised publics.
The guidebook was produced in collaboration with Pelle Ehn, Elisabet M Nilsson, and Richard Topgaard at MEDEA, Malmö University.
Read the guidebook and its companion Travel Guide to the Futures