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Future Education and Literacy for Designers (FUEL4Design) aims at developing knowledge, resources and methods to help young designers designing for complex tomorrows. FUEL4Design builds on an extensive research programme conducted by leading universities and experts in Europe.

CONSIDERING DESIGN FUTURES LITERACIES

The contexts, conditions and complexities of today need designers who can anticipate, enact and propose means and actions for shaping alternative futures by design. DESIGN FUTURES LITERACIES takes this up conceptually, pedagogically, pragmatically and critically.

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DESIGN FUTURES MODULES

DESIGN FUTURES LEXICON

This Lexicon builds a bottom-up shared vocabulary to assist, learning, teaching and research into design futures literacies and the role of design in shaping futures.

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FUTURE PHILOSOPHICAL PILLS

The Philosophical Pills produce critical lenses through which to look at the numerous possible futures and ways to face them in design and through related pedagogies.

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DESIGN FUTURES SCOUTING

By Scouting, we develop a design futures literacies process model to generate and frame possible, plural and multidisciplinary futures in terms of scenarios situated in the world.

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DESIGN FUTURES TOOLKIT

The Toolkit gathers tools to tinker in anticipatory ways with futures through design practice, along with the development of new tools within design, and to links to those outside it.

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FUTURES LITERACY METHODS

Transforming and conveying learning outcomes into processes is central to these Methods for futurist designers, as are links with design studios and speculative/theoretical courses.

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DESIGN FUTURES MANUAL

This Manual assembles and shares the development and generation of interlinked elements of the project and its productive relations to wider design futures literacies communities.

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PROJECT NEWS

PROJECT PROGRAMME

In addition to its focus on the pedagogies of Design Futures Literacies, the FUEL4DESIGN project also carries out related research. Our research relates to the specific Intellectual Outputs (IOs) or Modules of the project and their respective events in the form of teacher and students training and capacity building.

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FUEL4DESIGN employs a number of events to connect its design futures explorations, productions and interventions with their pedagogies.

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A PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

FUEL4DESIGN is funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme that supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The project is funded under its Strategic Partnerships Programme and is administered under the Norwegian offices of DIKU, the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education.

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PEOPLE

Our team draws on leading design-educator-researchers from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (NO), Politecnico di Milano (IT), University of the Arts London (UK), and ELISAVA (ES). We will work with design teachers and students at Master’s and doctoral levels and connect existing and emerging courses that address design futures.

We extend our innovations to other HEIs, educational organisations and professionals (designers, futurist foresight experts, innovation specialists) and to policymakers in education, research and culture, education governmental departments, design councils, innovation agencies and civil society organisations.

Kick off Transnational Meeting, Oslo 14-15 October 2019. From left: Miriam El Moussaoui (AHO), Laurua Cleriès (ELISAVA), Manuela Celi (PoliMi), Andrew Morrison (AHO), Chiara Colombi (PoliMi), Betti Marenko (UAL), Pras Gunasekera (UAL), Silke Lange (UAL), Jerneja Rebernak (UAL)

Photo credit: Prof. Rachel Troye, Head Institute of Design AHO, Pro-Rector AHO.

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