Beyond Speculative Design: Past - Present - Future
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Beyond Speculative Design: Past - Present - Future

The book Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future consists of six main sections. After the introduction, there is a brief history of speculation in radically different contexts, followed by a broad overview of speculative design practice and education. From there we dive into speculative design approaches, methods, and tools through a series of detailed case studies written by the practitioners themselves. A summary of critical views on speculative practice over the past two decades follows, and we conclude with a suggestion of future paths and a list of guidelines (towards good practice) for both educators and speculative designers.

Editors: Ivica Mitrović, James Auger, Julian Hanna, Ingi Helgason

Flick Flack


Flick Flack. Pilze - Popstars der Zukunft!?

In der Popkultur haben Pilze magische Kräfte: Power-Ups bei Super Mario, Raumschiff-Antrieb im Star Trek Universum oder Baumaterial für ganze Dörfer bei den Schlümpfen. Aber steckt vielleicht noch mehr in ihnen? Können wir mit ihrer Hilfe in Zukunft sogar über uns hinauszuwachsen?


Media for Labs

In search for symbiosis. The speculative design of Fara Peluso

Artist and designer Fara Peluso speaks about deterioration, decomposition, symbiosis and running out of time. A novel approach to speculative design thinking.

Mind the Fungi Book

Art and Science project, a cooperation between Art Laboratory Berlin, TU Berlin, Theresa Schubert and Fara Peluso

Mind the Fungi

Ed. by Vera Meyer and Regine Rapp

Berlin 2020

TU Berlin University Press, in English and German

Book design: Eva-Maria Bolz | Copy editor: Julia Kühn | Printing house: ProBusiness

Digital publication | free access

Hardcover | 24,90 EUR

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Landscapes, Symbioses, Techoid Natures

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MEET Digital Cultural Center Milano | Fondazione Cariplo

Industries MEET Creativity

International Symposium of the Regional S+T+ARTS Centers

designed and promoted by MEET in order to bring Italian industries closer to digital creators.

October 29th - 2020 International Symposium

October 30th - 2020 Round Table - Promoting cross-fertilization in Italy

Monatsschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege


Monatsschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege

Herausgegeben vom Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in MünchenMitteilungsblatt des Verbandes Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.



73.Jahrgang/ Heft7 / Juli 2020

Hybrid Art. Kunst jenseits des Anthropo-zentrismus - Regine Rapp

Mind the Fungi Exhibition

Mind the Fungi Exhibition | Art & Design Residencies

Facebook Live

Theresa Schubert and Fara Peluso

Curated by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz

Brochure #2 MIND THE FUNGI

• Artist-in-Residence | Theresa Schubert
• Designer-in-Residence | Fara Peluso

FUTURIUM | Futurium Lab, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin

Video Interview

Imagining Ecological Futures Interview

Imagining Ecological Futures | Art & Design Residency

Video Interview

Fara Peluso and François Winants

A cooperation between the Goethe-Institut Brussels, the globally active cultural institute of the German Federal Republic, Les Abattoirs de Bomel, and the KIKK Festival.

SpeculativeEdu Interview

SpeculativeEdu Interview with Fara Peluso


An educational, project funded by ERASMUS+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport, with the aim of strengthening speculative design education by collecting and exchanging existing knowledge and experience whilst developing new methods in the field of speculative design.

Brain City Berlin Interview

Living art in the service of science:

The new exhibition Living Canvas at STATE Studio Berlin lets a living, air-purifying artwork grow.

The STATE Studio in Berlin unites the fields of art and science - we talked to curator Johanna Wallenborn about the direction of the project and interviewed artist Fara Peluso about the new exhibition "Living Canvas".

CLOT Magazine Interview

Exhibition and workshop:

‘Living Canvas’ by Fara Peluso at STATE Studio Berlin

A new exhibition is opening at STATE studio Berlin, Living Canvas by Fara Peluso, a berlin based designer and artist. The exhibition consists of the installation Living Canvas and the workshop Algature and it will be presented as part of Transmediale Vorspiel on Friday 25 January 2019.

PLASMA | Art and Science Magazine

Living Canvas

Fara Peluso

Algae are our main oxygen producers on earth. They exist in nearly every ecosystem and contribute to the most fundamental biological processes on our planet. How can we as a society approach living organisms like algae beyond a mere scientific understanding but through their economic, political and creative potential? Which opportunities do algae thereby offer already today for an environmentally sustainable future? Are we ready to change our everyday conventions to face fresh and sustainable alternatives instead?


Art Laboratory Berlin: Post-Disciplinary Curation with Regine Rapp

Water Ecologies is a great representation of the kinds of work that ALB does. The exhibition features three artists whose long and interesting careers echo the hybridity of the art forms they have come to create.

CLOT Magazine

Exhibition: ‘Watery Ecologies.

Artistic Research’ at ArtLaboratory Berlin

Water and water pollution is becoming a central focus in artistic research. There is an exponentially growing number of initiatives, exhibitions and artists reflecting on the impact of human existence on the hydrosphere (the sum of the whole planet’s amount of water). Only last month Olafur Eliasson installed 20 giant panels of melting ice at the entrance of the Tate Modern in London, a provocative attempt to induce awareness of the melting the planet’s poles are experiencing due to the increase in the global temperatures.

Art Laboratory Watery Ecologies

Watery Ecologies. Artistic Research

Kat Austen | Mary Maggic | Fara Peluso

Curated by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz

Water is the foundation of life, making up 60% of our body. Water-born organisms produce much of the planet's oxygen. Meanwhile human activity fills waterways and oceans with plastics, industrial waste and diverse chemicals, effecting the metabolisms of most living creatures, ourselves included. This exhibition presents art projects on water, life and chemical disruption whose research transcends the boundaries between art and science. The artists pursue research in biology, chemistry and ethnography with distinct and radical DIY methods. Diverse approaches to the hydrosphere, the sum of the planet's water, explore the foundations of life and the threat of human impact on both the environment and our own bodies.