The Cyberiad - Telling Stories of Power Relationships in Future Words

Nik Baerten, Elisa Bertolotti, Susan Yelavich, Virginia Tassinari


In this workshop, we mean to explore how ideas of power might be explored through different ideas of “Future”.

This workshop asks its participants to open up a more multivalent temporality, looking at multiple possible futures and the ideas of societies (and therefore, also the power-relationship) they might convey. It aims to nurture questioning how this might help to understand better how we, as designers, can help to envision new kind of actions to be undertaken in the present public realm, and which alternative meanings - such as those of citizenship, politics and power - can be conveyed by our design actions.

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