Name, first nameMichaela BüsseYear of birth1988UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldFuture / TrendsTitle of projectFictional TomorrowsAbstractDesign Fiction and Future Studies are two disciplines with a common question: What might the future look like? But their approach differentiates them. Whilst Design Fiction arouses questions about the future through design objects, Future Studies helps prepare for and engage in envisioning possible futures through scenarios.
Is there potential for an interdisciplinary exchange between these two fields?

In my work, I will experiment at the point of intersection between the disciplines by adapting characteristics of Design Fiction to scenario planning and vice versa. If objects can tell future stories, is it possible to transfer future stories into objects?
I believe the combination of these two forward-looking approaches could support scenarios to become more tangible. In today’s fast moving society fostering reflections on the present and the future is becoming more and more important.
TutorsBitten Stetter, Francis Müller, Björn FrankeFileDownload file
Fictional Tomorrows