Board of Directors
In April 2015, we launched our first meetup in San Francisco as an experiment. We were fascinated with Speculative and Critical Design and wanted to create a platform where we could share work and methodologies. Over the years our events grew in size and popularity. Since it’s inception, we’ve welcomed over 2000 members worldwide, hosted over 50 events, and workshops, and organized 3 conferences. Speculative Futures chapters exist in over 10 international cities and is growing every day.
Our vision is to expand our global community and further the discourse around Speculative Design and Foresight as strategies for responsible, ethical, and mindful design futures.
We hope to expand our methodologies and frameworks to continue to build upon our own design practice and share it beyond academia and corporations.
We wish to instate a new way of looking at our future together as one community, one family, inclusive of all industries and disciplines.
Our conferences serve as annual gatherings to serve major regions across the world. We hope to expand these to every corner of the planet so that everyone can have access to this content and learning.
Beyond our events, we hope to continue developing more educational programs and offerings to reach out to more people and truly democratize, normalize and practicalize Futures Design Thinking.
Who Supports Us
Since we were founded by designers, it’s primary audience is designers (interaction, research, strategy). However, our mission is to be inclusive of all parties (Futurists, Researchers, Strategists, Product Managers, Architects, Science Fiction writers/filmmakers, Scientists) who design and speculate about the future. Through a wide variety of futures-oriented content, we hope to inspire our attendees to feel empowered about changing the present and guiding our history toward futures we want.