Rado Star Prize Switzerland for Young Talent
An Object-Based Exploration of Possible Futures
ZHdK / Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
– Master of Arts in Design, Field of Excellence Trends
This ambitious Master’s project under the title of Applied Fiction may be understood as a novel approach to the thematisation of futuristic questions. It analyses the hitherto unconscious common features between design and futuristic research, and illustrates, with the help of design experiments, what a combination of the two disciplines might look like in practice. The result of the work is first of all a publication, which is concerned with historic images of the future and with the current state of futuristic, design and science fiction research; while at the same time a creative method for workshops has been developed by means of which scenarios of the future can be incarnated in design objects. A compendium in the form of a card game documents the setting up of a workshop of this kind. The card game is intended to form an inspirational basis for innovation processes.
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