The project Speculative Urban Futures is organising a two-day workshop in Berlin 18-19 January 2023. Participants are invited to join in ‘speculations’ about potential urban futures, in the form of cross-disciplinary open-ended discussion and creation. The aim is to bring forth experiences, practices and perspectives that are often marginalised in hegemonic discourses on urban futures.
We are particularly interested in working creatively on temporal and spatial locations, urban displacement and emplacement, the sensorial and material, and human and more-than-human relations in potential urban futures. We aim to develop a multi-pronged approach to speculation, which encompasses performances/practices, studies of practice in the world as well as a critical examination of speculation as an eminently political discourse/practice.