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ReFuturing Studies Seminar on Futures – designing for a ReFutured Paradigm

The first theme questions 'Futures as we forecast it', by bringing together different approaches towards futuring and asking how we explore the radically alternative futures that go beyond the narrow trajectory of our present paradigm. Can we dare to realise collective futures worth living in?

Seminar Program:
  • 13.00-14.00 Event Launch of Research Exhibition by prof. Rachel Troye, in the AHO Gallery.
  • 14.00-16.00 Session 1. Futures – designing for a ReFutured Paradigm, on Zoom.   
    (15-20 mins each presenter, followed by panel discussion and Q&A) 
Moderator: Lise Amy Hansen

1. Andrew Merrie
Andrew is a research liaison officer at Stockholm Resilience Centre  (SRC) with a particular focus on marine research and Radical Ocean Futures. Merrie’s primary responsibilities are to establish and manage contacts with collaborating partners and funders and coordinate relevant research under the Keystone Dialogues Project, which provides scientific support to the science-business-policy initiative; Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship. Andrew also works with colleagues at the SRC to support the development of a vision for marine research at the frontier that can provide a foundation for new partnerships and attract new sources of funding to support continued exploration of emerging research frontiers. 

2. Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
Bodhi mainly works on future fictions and science fictions from an STS and history of science perspective. He works on multiple media, including texts, graphic novels, films and tv, video games, and visual arts. He is a Principal Investigator of the European Research Council project "CoFutures" and of the Norwegian Research Council project "Science Fictionality". He also runs the Holodeck (the Games Research Lab), which is the University of Oslo's first lab dedicated to research on video games. Notable awards include the World Fantasy Award (2020), a top award in the field of speculative fiction, the Johannes H Berg Prize (2019), the Foundation Essay Prize (2017), and the Strange Horizons Readers' Poll Award (2014).

3. Jomy Joseph
Jomy is a PhD fellow at the Institute of Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). His PhD explores the intersections of designing for long-term sustainability and futures withinthe context of climate breakdown and the responses that Industrial Design as a discipline needs to articulate urgently. His work focuses on designing for speculative futures that make possible more hopeful, long-term sustainable futures beyond the predictable consequences of climate inaction that are already being experienced today. His work has been diving deep into the designerly exploration of Refuturing, that is, to reclaim and rehumanize the present so that the future is profoundly different when we arrive to it.

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ReFuturing Studies - Abstract

Dato: 25 november, 2021
Tid: 13:00

Sted: AHO gallery and Zoom
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29