Collaborative Futures/Future Experiences
The Innovation School

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Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow


28 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020
Tue - Thu, 10:30 - 17:00



Collaborative Futures
an Innovation School project with Sustainable Futures in Africa Network

Collaborative Futures/Future Experiences

Event info

A work-in-progress exhibition of two future-focused projects currently being undertaken at The Glasgow School of Art’s Innovation School.

Future Experiences asked the BDes Product Design cohort to consider the changing relationship between Sustainable Development and the Global South. Working with experts from the Sustainable Futures in Africa Network; the project’s partner, the students explored what might happen in a global landscape ten years from now, where Sustainable Development has evolved to the extent that new forms of work transform how people engage, learn and interact with each other. The display includes a family of experiential ‘Future World’ exhibits, and the products, services and experiences designed for the people who might live and work within these future contexts.

The Collaborative Futures project partnered Glasgow School of Art with Glasgow City Council to explore how data could shape the experiences of Glasgow’s citizens in 2030 and envisage what a well governed city might look like moving forwards. This project has involved the final year Master of European Design (MEDes) students, graduate designers working with professional designers, data experts from the Centre of Civic Innovation, and a variety of civic and academic stakeholders. The two projects span the local to the global; exploring themes ranging from sustainable citizenship, to community participation and the value of collaborative creativity in defining how people might live and work together in the near future.