In addition to its Modules (intellectual Outputs), FUEL4DESIGN employs a number of events to connect its design futures explorations, productions and interventions with their pedagogies. 

These events are centred around Short Term Joint Staff Training, Intensive Study Programmes for Learners and Multiplier Events

Short Term Joint Staff Training

C1 – Speculative Space

Focus: Building knowledge of methods and tools to support futures literacies by reviewing the Lexicon (O1) and Futures Philosophical Pills (O2).

Date: 04-2020 (POSTPONED ). Rescheduling for autumn 2020

Host: UAL

Venue: London

Programme: to follow

Materials: from IO1 and IO2

C3 - Future Devices

Focus: To engage the academic team members who will be delivering the intensive study programmes for higher education learners to test the novel approach to teaching and learning as developed by the Project. Through the workshop, the teachers will experience the through the eyes of the learner. Participants will be introduced to the philosophy of the project and guided through the novel process of teaching within the subject areas.

Date: 05 - 2021


Venue: Online

Programme: Decolonising Futures in Design Education

Materials: Use of project resources from work packages Design Futures Lexicon and Futures Philosophical Pills

Intensive Study Programmes for Learners

C2 - Futures Thinkaton

Focus: To introduce the partners and PhD students to current development and research in design futures literacies (DFL) and how to apply DFL methods in PhD design futures research

Date: 10 - 2020

Host: PoliMi

Venue: Milan

Programme: TBD

Materials: Intellectual outputs IO1 Design Futures Lexicon and IO2 Futures Philosophical Pills will inform the teaching part of the workshop while the activities will be nurtured by O3 and O4 that will be used along the thinkaton process.

C4 - Design Masters and Futures Literacies

Focus: To introduce the partners’ master students to current development and research in futures literacies; To connect master’s students to research to the methods and content of futures literacies; To apply such method and content in their design practice by means of a guided group exercises.

Date: 05 - 2022


Venue: Milan

Programme: TBD

Materials: TBD

Multiplier Events

E1 - Anticipatory Actions: Connecting Design Futures Literacies with Anticipatory Learning Practices

Focus: This multiplier event will present the workings and results of the project subsequent to the 4th International Conference on Anticipation in November 2021 (venue to be decided in October 2019 for project budgeting, financial support from other related project members’ projects).

Date: November 2021

Host: AHO

Venue: Oslo, Norway

Programme: TBD

Materials: TBD

E2 - Design FutureScapes

Focus: The purpose of the event is to strategically disseminate the future literacy project with a constructive open discussion which will also feed the final Intellectual Output (O6). The event will present the Future Literacy outputs (Lexicon, Pills, Scouting, Tools and Methods) to a mixed audience attracting the participation of external stakeholders, key decision-makers and change-makers in the design community.

Date: May 2022

Host: UAL

Venue: London, UK

Programme: TBD

Materials: TBD