Sold Out Futures


Design research practise by Pedro Gil Farias at the intersection of participatory and speculative design. Working with organisations and communities to co-create alternative stories for ‘better’ future(s).

Workshops & Experiences:
Young City Makers
As The City Whispers
Haul Earth Ledger


Research & Strategy:
The Genomics of Well-being
(re)Turning to the Office
The Community Cone


Theory & Methods:
Participation in Speculative Design
Today x Tomorrow Methods


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Sold Out Futures

Design research practise by Pedro Gil Farias at the intersection of participatory and speculative design. Working with organisations and communities to co-create alternative stories for ‘better’ future(s).

Information

Haul Earth Ledger: Speculations on Black Friday

#Workshop #SpeculativeDesign

When: NOV 2020
Project
Context: Self-iniated project
With:
Hugo Pilate
Role:
Freelance Speculative Designer
Involved in:
Overall project concept and execution
Output:
Project website with workshop output + Article about the project + Virtual space to experience the scenario
What if Black Friday celebrated creative and maker culture instead of consumer culture?

An informal co-design fiction workshop exploring an alternative narrative for Black Friday and consumer culture. You can read more about the project in this article, take a look at the workshop MIRO board and the final ouput in the website haul.earth.

The session was held as an open office hours format during the week of 16-20th of November. The main activity involved  participants immersing themselves in the scenario and creating a digital collage by using products and parts that were now obsolete and out of production. This resulted in over 20 creations and proposals from a future where Black Friday does not celebrate consumption but creation! A selection of those were created in 3D using blender and are now on showcased in Mozilla Hubs as part of Mozilla Festival 2021.