Co-creating possible futures of light, beyond lighting. A hybrid approach : format design, preliminary findings, and reflexive learnings from a foresight practice, based on a creative industry event series

Marco Bevolo, T. Rosenius

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Abstract

The research context for this article is a specific lighting industry professional event, focusing on the possible future of light across the dimensions of body, object (both human-scale and building), and metropolis. Light becomes the theme to generate visions and insights about longer term developments from personal, social, and business viewpoints. The event was designed as a location-specific format for the multi-awarded Silo 486, Helsinki, by Lighting Design Collective. The format is inspired by Brian Eno’s 1970s “Oblique Strategies,” therefore an approach derived from fine arts and popular culture, within the constructivist episteme. The specific target of this event is thought leaders and/or the next generation of architectural, design, and creative industry leaders, with an invitation list of 15–20, selected according to the “Elite Club” open innovation principle (Verganti et al., 2008). The event was held three times, from 2014 through 2016, during the Helsinki Design Week, as integral part of its program. The authors were main initiator and moderator of the event, as they designed the format in 2014.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWorld Futures Review
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Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • event design and management
  • futures research
  • design research
  • co-creation
  • constructivism

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