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

The Community Cone

#DesignResearch #Morethanhuman

When: JAN-FEB 2019
Project Context:
Student Project
With:
Het Wijkpaleis
Role:
Strategic Design Student
Involved in:
Overall project
Output:
Report with research + Service Concept
Creating space for the community in our cities

The increased availability of cheap, DIY platforms places the Internet of Things (IoT) within the realms of possibility for grassroots communities of makers and activists. Using a Thing-Centered Design approach, The Community Cone takes the traffic cone as an archetype for an exploration around the power dynamics associated with city-making

The traffic cone is an object full of dilemmas: The cone is a temporary thing, it arrives in the neighbourhood by order of an external entity and disrupts what’s there – the permanent. How can this power relation be reversed? What if the traffic cone belonged to the neighbourhood? What if the space it creates was for the community and bottom up initiatives? What if instead of broadcasting change, the cone was the trigger for change?