Participatory Speculative Design
near and far futures
Image from an online co-design sprint (2020)
Photo from SensoryXD (2017)
a wearables catwalk at GIANT Health Event
model on photo:
garment on photo:
Mariana Lucia Marquez
Collective Design Fiction
Embracing the global connectivity of online conferences and the richness of knowledge in physical places to unpack tales of the futures. No utopias, no dystopias.
Image from Making of Imperfect Futures - Wellbeing and Ecology (2021) - co-creating a collective design fiction; photographs of craft-works are creations and courtesy of the participants.
Stephanie Pau holds a Master of Research (MRes) degree in Healthcare and Design from the Royal College of Art (2017-2019) and practices as a participatory speculative designer and an artist at ANDNAND. She specialises in researching and designing methods to bring together a broad range of people to collaborate, converse and collectively find visions beyond watered-down consensus. She practices with tomato plants and waste materials to examine dominant constructs and explore signals of more-than-human care and belonging.
Prior to that she was a solution architect and had founded a health tech start-up, which adds up to about 15 years of deep dive into patterns of machine and human systems and business ecosystems. She also holds a Masters of Engineering (MEng) degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering with Management from Imperial College London (2004, 1st Hons).
She has published about methodologies of design-based futures thinking and collective imagination in academic journals/conferences and has been sharing her knowledge through visiting/associate lecturer roles at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, UAL.