we develop possible futures

through speculative fiction

The Anticipation Lab is an open space for the design of Human Centered Futures. Through a multidisciplinary approach we research on strategic insights and narratives to explore possible, probable and preferred futures and its implications for the everyday.

WHAT WE DO

The Lab is connected to the University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK) and combines speculative fiction, participatory design and ethnographic research. The Project itself was brought to life in the context of an interdisciplinary seminar with people coming from various courses taught at the University of the Arts.

Speculative
Fiction

Using fictions to imagine and speculate  about different future scenarios.

Participatory Design

Materializing different futures collectively and therefore enriching public discourse.

Future
Ethnography

Research on sociotechnological preconditions and consequences of different futures. 

Articles

Contact

Strategist,  Design Researcher

Simon Messmer

Strategist, Design Researcher & Illustrator
Futurist

Wenzel Mehnert

Futurist & Research Fellow (Universität der Künste Berlin)