I work at the intersection of design, strategy and research—by crossing boundaries between speculation and realities(s/r), research and practice(r/p), digital and analog(d/a), but most importantly between disciplines.

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Becoming Tree work in progress
Civics, de novo.
Raising Robotic Natives
Preventing Body Contamination

(r/p)

Human Instinkz forthcoming
Climate Sensing For Environmental Futures
Strategies for Social Design
Intention With Us
Mitfahrscheibe

(d/a)

UN/HIDE Lookbook
ZirkusZirkus / Nomads
FORMAT 13

Open Bridge

(2018/2012)

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Mark

Foodure Institute—

Participatory Futures Workshop

“The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.”
︎ William Gibson

What does the future of food look like? In order to find out, we enlisted the Corbin Hill Food Project to help us speculate on the idea during a tailored workshop.
        The aim of the participatory futures workshop was to encourage and inspire employees at the Corbin Hill Food Project to amplify community members’ voices and encourage them to think about their work on a larger, longer scale.



Partnering with local organization

We had the privilege to work with the Corbin Hill Food Project, a mixed model nonprofit / social enterprise that works to supply fresh, local food to those that need it most through its Farm Share and institutional programs. For them we developed an imaginary institute named “The Foodure Institute,” a play on "food" and "future" to mirror their focus and frame the workshop.




Workshop facilitation

The group visited Corbin Hill in their offices and ran an hour long workshop exploring the topics of food communities, technology, and agriculture in the future. During the workshop, the participants were divided into groups, picked a signal, imagined future professions 50 years from now, brainstormed potential futures using the futures wheel methodology, and created dioramas depicting one of these options. The materialization helped to represent their imaginations and to talk about their future scenarios.
        Participants finally were asked to write themselves a postcard from the future as a supportive material for the future scenario they have created.





Workshop process

Future job title, Signal sharing, Futures wheel, Postcard from the future, Rapid prototyping





Thanks to Corbin Hill Food Project and Elliott P. Montgomery.

Further thanks to Yuxin Cheng, Alyssa Kropp, Megan Willy, and Mariana Gonzalez Ruiz Velasco.