FoAM's references to sort:

Selection for Future Fictions:

From Karen Verschooren:

Hans Op de Beeck. The Wilderness Inside: Location (6). Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley.

TBD Catalog. Volum 9 Issue 24. Near Future Laboratory

Jean Baudrillard: Sideraal Amerika (keuze van NBH)

Speculative Everything. Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby (2013). MIT Pres

Curious Rituals. Gestural Interaction in the Digital Everyday. Nicolas Nova, Katherine Miyake, Walton Chiu, Nancy Kwon (2012).

Atelier Van Lieshout. New Tribal Laybrinth. 2014. Tom Morton, Dominic van den Boogerd. FRAME Publishers

Jimenez Lai. Citizens of No Place. An Architectural Graphic Novel, 2012. Princeton Architectural Press

El Ultimo Grito. Collapscapes. Dedicated to the Industry. 2013. Shopwork

VOLUME 13: Guilty Landscapes (2012).Co-authored by Unknown Fields (Liam Young)


Tutto Potrebbe Cambiare. Interview between Marcel Mauer and Atelier Van Lieshout. Abitare, june 2012.

3D-printed quilt of biological molecules is a trashumanist dystopia. By Liat Clark, WIRED. 24 juli 2013.

Out There / Neïl Beloufa’s Brave New World. Kevin McGarry, New York Times. December 13, 2011.

The Capital of Absurdia. Xijing Men. Olivier Krisher. ArtAsiaPacific. July/August 2012, Issue 79

Heal The World. Sascha Pohflepp. Article posted on Blog: Blueprints for the Unknown:

Synthetic Biology as Collective Fantasy. Christina Agapakis. Article posted on Blog: Blueprints for the Unknown:

The sceptical futurist: A blog about how we might feel tomorrow. Stuart Candy Wednesday, December 11, 2013: big shifts, small change. Blogpost:

Geoff Manaugh: Designing Future Objects for the Home with Extrapolation Factory. Home of the Future blogpost, May 21, 2014:

Claudia Aradau: The myth of preparedness. In Radical Philosophy. Philosophical journal of the independent Left. RP 161. May/Jun 2010 Commentary.

Richard Noble (Ed). Utopias, 2009. Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art

Morf. Tijdschrift voor vormgeving 15 – Toekomst (2011), Premsela

Feireiss, L. & Klanten R. (Eds.). Beyond Architecture: Imaginative Buildings and Fictional Cities, 2009, Gestalten Verlag

Lukas Feireiss. Utopia Forever. Visions of Architecture and Modernism, 2011. Gestalten Verlag

Rory Hyde. Future Practice: Conversations from the edge of Architecture, 2013, Routledge

Shepard, M. (Ed.). Sentient City. Ubiquitous computing, architecture, and the future of urban space. 2011

Tony Fry. Becoming Human by Design (2012)

Tony Fry. Design Futuring. Sustainability, ethics and new practice. BERG: Oxford – New York


David Graeber, Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit. In The Baffler No. 19, 2013 Key argument: technological advancement of great ideas has come to a standstill since 1950s-1960s, basically because of a shift towards bureaucratization and fear of disturbing powers in place

Present Future. Ruins of the 20th century, June 18, 2012 in Art Review Key argument: shift in contemporary art dealing with future scenario’s from building on the ruins of buried dreams of Modernism (the past) to other – maybe more pure fictional sources – the purely imaginative – the unprecedented,…

Building Futures. The Future for Architects, RIBA, 2010 NESTA research report on the future of architectural practice Summary:

Noah Raford. From Design Fiction to Experiential Futures

Laura Forlano (26 September, 2013). Ethnographies from the Future: What can ethnographers learn from science fiction and speculative design? In Ethnography Matters

Carl DiSalvo, Spectacles and Tropes: Speculative Design and Contemporary Food Cultures. In The Fibreculture Journal, Issue 20, 2012. Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures.

Martina Fineder & Thomas Geisler. Design Clinic’ Can Design heal the world? Scrutinising victor Papanek’s impact on today’s design agenda, 2011.

Anne-Marie Willis: (new) Design Fictions: have they got a future?

Torie Bosch. Sci-Fi Writer Brue Sterling Explains the Intriguing New Concept of Design Fiction. March 2, 2012 on Slate

Scenarios and Design. Scoping the dialogue space for Oxford Futures Forum 2014 5-12-13, Yasser Bhatti, Lucy Kimbell, Rafael Ramirez, and Cynthia Selin

Candy, S. The Futures of Everyday Life (2010) A book about designing and staging experiential scenarios – artifacts, interactions and situations that evoke a sense of immersion in the future.

Future of Futures (e-book) Book published through the Association for Professional Futurists:

Jaron Lanier. (2013). Who owns the future. Allen Lane

Stevenson, M. (2011). An optimist’s Tour of the Future Overview of different domains (organized according to scale) in which the future can play out. In general a good but superficial overview, pointing towards the different domains, key players within and a bit of history. Conclusion: change is going to happen rapidly, requires a re-boot of the mind (from thinking linear to exponential)  points towards the need to continuously re-invent one-self and ask the right questions. Curiosity might be man’s best asset to cope with change.


How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future. By Eileen Gunn. Smithsonian Magazine, May 2014

Google wants to make ‘science fiction’ a reality – and that’s limiting their imagination. By Robinson Meyer. The Atlantic, April 2014

Jessica Bland and Stian Westlake. Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow: a modest defence of futurology. NESTA paper, May 2013. key argument: This research navigates the myths and realities of good and bad futurology. Three maxims showing that thinking about the future in a structured way is not just useful, but essential.

The Guardian. Futurology: shining a bright, broader beam of light into the darkness. May 2013. Key argument: plead to open up thinking about future scenario’s from the probable to the possible.

Will Hutton. Driveless cars, pilotless planes … will there be any jobs left for a human being? In the Guardian, May 19, 2013 Key argument: fear of automation might mean the death of mass employment.

The Guardian. Better Made up: does all innovation begin as SF? March 28, 2013 key argument: article on the mutual influence of science fiction and innovation (not one-way direction).

The sceptical futurist: A blog about how we might feel tomorrow. Stuart Candy Designing Futures. April 05, 2013

Welcome to the Future Nauseous, Venkatesh Rao, 9 may 2012 Key argument: We are not fully grasping the future in the present, and therefore, do not develop tools for continued future.

Noah Raford. Crowdsourced Futures topic: effect of crowdsourcing, big data and the web on scenario planning and foresight.

Rachel Armstrong. The Future is Now – A Letter to Arup by Rachel Armstrong. 25 October 2011

COMING SOON: Real Imaginary Futures 24 mei 2014 – 2 augustus 2014 Bureau Europa

DEAF Festival. The Progress Trap, 21 mei 2014 – 9 juni 2014 Het Nieuw Instituut

Blueprints for the unknown, 21-24 mei 2014 V2 Institute

Perspectives on Imaginary Futures - 24. May - 22. June 2014 Haus für elektronische Künste Basel

Natlab, Eindhoven – Age of Wonder Festival – 28-30 maart 2014

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Dissident Futures. Oct 18, 2013–Feb 2, 2014

La biennale de lyon 2013: entre temps … brusquement, et ensuite

Alternative Guide to the Universe. Hayward Gallery, 11 juni – 26 august 2013

Past Futures, Present Futures – Oct 5 – Jan 12, 2013 Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Atlas of the Unbuilt World – 7-27 juni 2013. The Bartlett School of Architecture, London

Matrix City. Festival Impact 2010 – 13 – 17 oktober 2010.

Forecasts from the Future. 18.07.2014 – 05.10.2014. Dublin Science Gallery.

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