SARAH MCARTHUR (MELBOURNE SPECULATIVE FUTURES)

'SPECULATIVE REALITIES' (2018)

The Earth was flat until it wasn’t. If reality is what we believe to be true, speculation helps us explore alternate realities we could be living in, and somewhere probably do. What does Melbourne feel like in a parallel universe? From ancient Rome to Bjarke Ingels’ Mars Simulation City project, join Melbourne Speculative Futures to explore humanity’s desire to design the ideal city. Originally founded in San Francisco, Speculative Futures is an international group for those interested in speculative design, design fiction, futurism, science fiction and visionary approaches to help us imagine change.

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ABOUT SARAH

Sarah is a design leader with an anti-disciplinary approach to solving our most complex challenges. Her radical curiosity is focused on how emergent technology, speculative design and experiential futures can enable vivid experiences that forge human connection and help us make better decisions about what’s next. Creating across strategic, experience, service, brand, product and spatial design, she is currently Designer in Residence at City of Melbourne’s CityLab. She most recently, co-founded the Melbourne chapter of Speculative Futures, an international network for those interested in futurism and design fiction.

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