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The Fabulous Seminar (Centre for Design Research)

Group Rooms 4 & 5

By invitation only.

What’s real anyway? We live in a world with wars, mass migrations and strategic ploys for influence and occupation. This summer VR boomed, and drones flew military sorties and interrupted commercial carriers. AI and robotics were topical on the BBC. Chinese stocks plummeted. The words Volkswagen and emissions now have a different sense.  

A design research seminar organised by Andrew Morrison taking up fabulation, design fiction and approaches to speculative inquiry. We’re gathering a small group of the curious. Presenters and participants alike.

Photo: Andrew Morrison

Photo: Andrew Morrison


1115 Welcome. Letting Things Speak / presenter: Andrew Morrison

1130 Urban imaginaries / presenter: Einar Martinussen - commenter: Jonny Aspen (AHO)

1200 Design fiction reviewed / presenter: Tau Lenskjold (SDU) - commenter: Ragnhild Tronstad (HiOA)

1230 Fashionably forward / presenter: Synne Skjulstad (W) - commenter: Nina Bjørnstad (AHO)

1300 Lunch

1400 Landscape fables / presenter: Laura Watts (ITU) - commenter: Janike Kampevold Larsen (AHO/UiT)

1430 Body bio-fictives / presenter: Ståle Stenslie (UÅ/AHO) - commentator: Amanda Steggell (KHiO) 

1500 Refreshments

1530 Precedents: A possible history of design fiction from Banham to the Baroque / presenter: Jérémie McGowan (AHO) - commentator: Andrew Morrison (AHO)

1600 Discussion

1700 Refreshments