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LAURA FORLANO

design and technology + futures and cultures + aesthetics, ethics and politics

Design Research Failures

My contribution to Design Research Failures by Søren Rosenbak: Design Research has failed to re-design itself.

Invisible Algorithms, Invisible Politics

I have a new review on Public Books. Featured image: Martin Nadal, Bitcoin Traces (2017). Source: Ars Electronica / Flickr

2017 Tech & Design Issue

The Driverless City mind map featured in The New York Times Magazine's 2017 Tech and Design issue in "Picturing the Self-Driving City" by Anna Weiner.

Design and The Driverless City

I'm presenting The Driverless City project in an interactive session at the Institute of Design on January 25.

R3pair Volume

I have an essay, "Maintaining, Repairing and Caring for the Multiple Subject," in the R3pair Volume of Continent.

Made in Chicago

I'm leading a new project on local manufacturing in partnership with Milan Polytechnic, which compares the cities of Chicago and Milan.

Smart Textiles

I joined the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator's TEK-TILES project in Summer 2017 as the team's ethnographer and wrote this short piece. I also led a bi-weekly conversation on ethics, politics and design, which took on topics including seamful design, sustainability,... Continue Reading →

Biomaterial Matters

I presented this collaborative project, "Fitting Humans into Cocoons, A Speculative Prototype," (with Lisa Onaga, Anne McKnight, Galina Mihaleva, Emily Anderson and Laura Longo) in the "Making and Doing Session" at the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference... Continue Reading →

Vienna Biennale

The Driverless City project was included in an exhibition, "How Will We Work?", curated by Anab Jain and Gerald Bast, as part of the Vienna Biennale from June 21-September 27.

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