This page shows various approaches to the parallel and the possible. We're interested in how futures can inform present practices that are attempting to answer the question: “how could things be otherwise”? Some projects implicitly assume a specific future, others demand nothing less than total commitment ot the present. Somewhat related to design fiction, yet focused on creating parallels or alternatives to existing cultures. it also has something to do with incubating the culture of the 'long now', extended present, smeared moments…
e.g. micronations, Kingdom of Elgaland Vargaland, NSK, Near Future Lab, Superflux, BERG, Loop, Pierre Huyghe, Tobias Revell, infrastructure fiction, design fiction, kaospilots, D'Annunzio's Fiume, various communes/intentional communities from the 1960s onward, Irrational, Collapsonomics, Future Farmers, Institute of Collapsonomics, Unmonastery, Edgeryders, etc.
towards specific works/events/examples
“Enter design futurescaping – the short tail of long term thinking. Embracing risk and volatility, we lever our existing expertise in foresight, design, and technology, to help prototype new ideas. Working with clients to produce a shared inventory of possibilities, we filter the relevant variables into a set of scenarios, prototypes, and experiences; allowing stakeholders to appreciate the full impact and workings of their proposals.”
instead of just talking about change, implementing change in .o.a. doing democracy