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A page from sketchbook (1999)
art - intospectives

Research and practice
more-than-human care


Co-design of
near and far futures

design - speculatives
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Tailor-made online creative workshops to facilitate pluralistic conversations and stakeholder engagements on important issues, for 3-70 people in a workshop.

Read an example of output "Belonging, Care, and Repair" with our client Careful Industries

   from a co-design sprint

in 2020  


 from SensoryXD 

 - a wearables catwalk at GIANT Health Event 2017 

 model on photo: Stacey Dorling 

 garment on photo: Danielle Jordan 

 choreographer: Mariana Lucia Marquez 

 photographer: Maggie Wong 

 producer: Stephanie Pau 

>> more info here 


Design Games

Design games - making playful installations/stages for collective imaginations. My research on participatory speculative design is published here and here

   from XHealth Lab II (2019) 

 - a design game 

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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. 

  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. 

Work with ANDNAND

Co-design workshop design and facilitation

Speculative design / participatory art project / commission

Methodologies on collective imagination / participatory design / futures thinking


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Stephanie Pau

Participatory Speculative Designer

(work in progress title, if it doesn't make sense, let's talk)

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 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.

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