November 18, 2022

Prototyping Social Forms Techniques Workshop 2: Enacting and Sensing Process

PSF Techniques Workshop 2: Enacting and Sensing Process

Dulmini Perera, Muindi F Muindi, Xin Wei Sha, Desiree Foerster, Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum

Part of the Prototyping Social Forms “Un altro mondo è possibile” Stream
Anticipation Conference @ ASU 16-18 November 2022

“Detourning” the notion of anticipation, we offer a workshop on enacting alternatives to what is the case. Supplementing techniques for extrapolating from the present to the future, the interdisciplinary and international collective Prototyping Social Forms (PSF) develops platforms, tactics, and technologies to make locally generated knowledge transportable and transformable, forming such knowledge into “germs” that can “sprout” in disparate learning and research environments.

For the purposes of this PSF Techniques Workshop, we interpret bodies as energetically bounded entities that can affect and be affected by one another – bodies like microbes, humans, and cities. We introduce and compare techniques for speculatively enacting more-than-human ethical as well as aesthetic ventures.

• Germ 4: Sense-making Complexity (Perera) We introduce structured improvisational tactics for designing urban spaces for change, paradox and play. Techniques include pirated board games and alternate reality propositional play.

Critical Ecologies / Flip-It Game

After Work

• Germ 5: Sense-making Complexity (Sha, Vangelis Lympouridis)
We introduce a structured conversation role-playing simulation for small groups of people to improvise working together in complex scenarios for anticipatory governance, strategic foresight and abductive heuristics. Piloted in 7 countries with the UNDP.

Related research stream: Alter-Eco