V&A Future series with propela
In celebration of the landmark exhibition The Future Starts Here, Propela collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London on a four-part event series exploring design futures from a breadth of perspectives - near, far and speculative.
The fourth and final session in the series will be V&A Future Series with Propela: Design for Change.
On Friday 19th October we will discuss the role of 'design' as a powerful catalyst for positive social, environmental, cultural and even political change for the future. Design is far beyond something that looks good, it's about something that does good - and does good in the long term. When combined with other disciplines be it science, engineering, psychology, poetry, law - design becomes a potent source of problem-solving innovation to incite action and help make sense of our mad, mad world.
We will be joined by Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg who imagines programming living matter to tackle planetary-level problems, whether it’s designing synthetic species to prevent the extinction of natural ones or bringing us closer to nature through Artificial Intelligence; Nicholas Masterton of UK Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture - an inimitable research-slash-detective agency comprised of lawyers, coders, psychologists and researchers to uncover human rights violations and; Priya Prakash of Design for Social Change who is leveraging data and people power to revolutionise our cities. The evening will be moderated by Mariana Pestana, curator of the V&A’s landmark The Future Starts Here exhibition.
ABOUT the exhibition: the future starts here
This exhibition will display emerging technologies, the ways in which they will affect our lives in the near future, and what choices we have – as citizens – to influence their development. The world of tomorrow is shaped by the designs and technologies emerging today. From smart appliances to satellites, this exhibition brings together more than 100 objects either newly released or in development that point towards where society might be headed. Although some may seem straight out of science fiction, they are all real, produced by research labs, universities, designers' studios, governments and corporations.