The theme for PRIMER is Emergent Pathways.
Emergent pathways are organic. They can extend their tendrils through time, forge connections between fields and disciplines, signal new approaches and offer provocative frameworks that expand our thinking about the possible.
Emergent pathways form from present actions, decisions and imaginings to suggest a potential-but-not-yet realized path forward. They allow us to encounter a familiar landscape anew, sparking fresh ideas and imaginings for a better world. As vehicles for speculating about the future, they act as suggestive hints and weak signals that can point us in unexpected directions, help us make unusual connections and ultimately open whole new territories of creation.
This is the environment we invite you to experience. It’s a journey we will create together.
About Speculative Design
Speculative Design investigates and imagines possible futures through the experiential use of designed artifacts and scenarios. By illuminating possibilities and the inherent choices they engender, speculative futurists help organizations, institutions and society share richer conversations about the futures they wish to create, the ones they want to avoid—and make better decisions about both.
This practice enables versatile thinking and serves as a creative frame to discover, explore and increase awareness, to craft right futures—to design and build for the well-being of all life, human and otherwise.