Speculative design allows us to see the public status quo from an unexpected side, and offers projects of radical change. A solar kitchen restaurant, a cloud-seeding truck, and a phantom-limb sensation recorder: speculative designers generate new perspectives and identify more desirable modes of existence. Tutors, researchers, and inventors Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby will personally present their book, ‘Speculative Everything’, to the Russian audience. The Russian-language edition will be published by Strelka Press in early September.
Dunne and Raby contend that if we speculate more — about everything — reality will become more malleable. In support of their argument, they cite examples from their own design and teaching and from other projects from fine art, design, architecture, cinema, and photography.
Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby are professors of design and emerging technology and fellows of the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought at The New School in New York. They were co-founders of the CDR Research Studio, where they both worked as senior research fellows. Their work has been exhibited at MoMA, NYC, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Design Museum in London, and is in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other museums, as well as several private collections.
‘Speculative Everything’ will be available on Strelka’s site in early September. During the presentation, you can pick up a copy that you have pre-ordered online or purchase a book in person (cash only). After the lecture, there will be an autograph session, where guests will be able to get their books signed and ask the authors any questions they may have.