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Design - Develop - Transform

  • 15 Jun 2017
  • 17 Jun 2017
  • Brussels & Antwerp


  • Conference organisers and volunteers with a registration code
  • APF members
    Developing nations

Registration is closed

Design - Develop - Transform is an exceptional three day conference inside the summer exhibition A Temporary Futures Institute.

The event is an initiative of the Erasmus University College Brussels centre of expertise for Applied Futures Research and Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) with the support of the Association of Professional Futurists.

The APF is offering a professional development session on Saturday June 17th at the museum's auditorium.  

Taking cues from futurists and artist from different local and global contexts, DDT looks at how futures approaches are applied in the wild

The event will host academic and professional futurists from the global North and South as well as artists and designers, professionals from development (cooperation), (public) policy, business (management) and civil society. Bringing together such diverse perspectives, sets the scene for a rich exchange on how futures orientations can be applied to address the complex, chaotic and contradictory nature of the present.

At the DDT conference we will:

  • Gather experiences and images of the futures from different fields of practice, including those from the global South and the field of the arts
  • Create learning opportunities from connecting the futures orientations of different practices
  • Give account of the diversity of approaches to futures
  • Provide networking opportunities around the application of futures approaches

Participate to:

  • Learn what artists and futurists make of the futures
  • See how images of the future generated in projects from divergent contexts become tangible
  • Experience collaborative and open-ended approaches to possible, probable, plausible and preferable futures
  • Share cases, insight and knowledge, build skills, find inspiration
  • Find out what selected futures research, projects and programmes have attempted and achieved
  • Compare notes with fellow participants in the Open Space of MHKA
  • Ask new questions, activate capacities and create opportunities for new futures perspectives
More information is available at the Conference webpages.

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