Prefigurative Design workshop at RSD9

Sat, Oct 10, 2020

We ran our first workshop (of hopefully many) on prefigurative design at the 2020 the The Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) Symposium.

Prefigurative Design workshop at RSD9

Prefigurative design is a way of working toward societal change by embodying the ideals of the future you want in your practice. We were inspired by and have learned from social movements employing prefigurative politics. We believe that anyone can use prefigurative design as a framework for thinking about what type of future their own practices (whether personal or professional) prefigure. As we build our own practice, prefigurative design has helped us clarify and align on our desired future and ways to begin manifesting that future in the ways we work.

We had over 60 attendees engage in our activities. You can check out our slides here, and read more of the theoretical backround in our session abstract.