More-than-human Futures for the ‘Real’ World

MARKETA INVITING SJEF VAN GAALEN TO GIVE A WORKSHOP AT DOX / 5 DECEMBER 2019


Sjef van Gaalen (https://sjef.nu/) is a Rotterdam-based designer and researcher working under the name Structure & Narrative. His current research uses methods from participatory design, experiential futures and strategic foresight, bridging a gap from speculative performances in arts settings to strategic co-creation sessions with farmers.

At DOX Sjef will discuss the connections between his ongoing work with the Zoöp project (https://neuhaus.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/premises/zoop-research-facility) at The New Institute in Rotterdam, and his research for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Safety’s Agri meets Design project. Moving from speculation to strategy and back, using the imagination of alternative possible futures to create or reinforce actionable objectives for real-world organisations.

In the workshop we will explore the Zoöp concept in a local context, imagining humans and non-humans can cooperate in ways to form climate-resilient organisations.