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[IN PROGRESS]
Speculative Citizen Design, 2020/21

WAREHOUSE
A Magazine Reader and the rise of the Unglossies, 2020

ADDRESS JOURNAL
Fashion from the Shadows Series, 2017-2019

→ Performative Processes
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 13.01.2019

→ New Mentorship
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 14.08.2018

→ Archivist-Creators
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 25.02.2018

→ Alternative Fashion Media
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 14.11.2017

→ Future Fashion Education
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 12.09.2017

→ Mended Scars
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 20.07.2017

→ Second Life
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 26.06.2017

→ Fast Fashion Disruption
ADDRESS Journal for Fashion Criticism, 24.05.2017

BLOOMSBURY FASHION CENTRAL
Designer Biographies, 2018

SEARCHING FOR THE NEW LUXURY
Authentic Fashion Products!, 2018

THE END OF FASHION
The Rag Trade, 2016

Speculative Citizen Design

 

A pandemic design research project with Luisa Hilmer, which started during a collaborative online hackathon in March 2020.



The Speculative Citizen Design website documents proposals from the public which prototype new forms of social interactions in the present as well as imagined future scenarios. The collection can be seen as a pandemic design archive and a future toolkit for times of exception.
This project examines underlying approaches of selected case studies which range from those building on or preserving existing systems to more speculative and contestatory proposals. During this time of exception, there is an opening for alternative practices which functions as a rehearsal space for new modes of interaction and co-creation of the common space.

Disruption of industry and everyday behaviours due to crisis prevention measures meant that new formats and processes finally had more space and time to be applied, evaluated and negotiated. Speculative Citizen Design represents a move away from authorial design and a new design understanding which becomes a tool for dialogue and social innovation, as a decentralised form of citizen design research.



The project is ongoing and welcomes further contributions:
→ speculativecitizendesign.info