Energy Futures

Mazé, Ramia and Messager, Aude and Thwaites, Thomas and Önal, Başar (2013) Energy Futures. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 6-44. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

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Based on energy forecasts and social trends drawn from futures studies, 'Energy Futures' revisits familiar urban and domestic artifacts in light of potentially emerging behaviors, beliefs and politics. Countering both the incremental reforms of user-centered design and the utopias and dystopias of visionary architecture, the project investigates the design of transitions between the familiar now and extreme futures. The project takes the form of fictional scenarios in which a series of redesigned artifacts (fore)tell stories of transformed lifestyles and urban life. Presented as a (super)fictive reality, Energy Futures operates as a platform for hosting a debate with stakeholders about probable and preferred futures of electricity consumption.

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Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:01 Apr 2013 15:21
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