On Saturday we had the pleasure of being invited to be “experts” at the Schwarzmarkt held to celebrate the opening of the new University spaces. Luckily they define experts in a very interesting way: when someone listens to what you say, then you become an expert. We used it as a chance to spend two periods of 30 minutes talking about our work tieing futuring and physical narratives together, that we are preparing for an article in Journal of Futures Studies Special Issue – Design & Futures.
It is interesting to see that parts of what we do is quite clear to some participants, for others it is completely new. Step four might be known, but how to get there is open to many choices. The two diagrams above resulted from walking the listeners through the process, in each case based upon the same case example, but with differing focus.