Opening Speculative Futures Amsterdam

‘Official’ opening of the Speculative Futures Chapter Amsterdam.

Speculative Futures Amsterdam is a component chapter of the global Speculative Futures community. Speculative Futures is an international community of meetups focused on Speculative & Critical Design, Design Fiction, Futurism, and Strategy & Foresight and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential or alternate futures. Speculative Futures is an effort steered by the Design Futures Initiative.

We host speakers — practitioners, teachers, students, and other professionals who will be talking about relevant praxis and methods. We also host workshops which will allow you to learn how to conduct and apply futures thinking in a variety of circumstances as a method of synthesis and strategy.

Speculative Futures is organized in city chapters around the world. The Amsterdam Chapter of Speculative Futures is hosted by Theo Ploeg and Mick Jongeling.


18:00 – 18:30
Doors open & Walk in

18:30 – 18:45
Welcome by Digital Society School

18:45 – 19:15
Introduction to Speculative Design – Theo Ploeg

19:15 – 19:45
Fictional world building methodology – Imagination of Things

19:45 – 20:30
Drinks + Networking