How do you imagine how you might eat, dress, and move in the future—and where do your ideas come from?
Why are some of these ideas or visions (imaginaries) dominant in society, and others not?
Who has the power over imaginaries—the power to shape how we imagine the future, in an age of climate crisis?
IMAGINE is a 13.7m NOK (€1.37m) research project (2021–24) funded by the Research Council of Norway, led by Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at Oslo Metropolitan University. Dan Lockton (Imaginaries Lab / TU Eindhoven) is a co-investigator, focused specifically on two design-related work packages.
Paralleling a Master’s course at Oslo Met, a range of student project briefs at TU Eindhoven will also be set relating to the IMAGINE project themes* of “How do we imagine eating, dressing, and moving sustainably in the future?”
2021–22 TU Eindhoven projects and briefs
DCM170 Researching the Future Everyday (Master’s level)
DFP003 New Futures – Connectivity in the Home with Energy, Systems and Sound (Bachelor’s level)
2022–23 TU Eindhoven projects and briefs
DCM100 Constructive Design Research (Master’s level)
[more to follow]