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LAURA FORLANO

technology + design + culture + cities

Social Innovation

I'm on a panel on Social Innovation at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA on Dec. 1. The panel is related to the recent publication of LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation by Designmatters and ArtCenter.

Designing Futures

I'm teaching a new graduate-level course on Designing Futures in Spring 2017.

Posthuman Design

I'll be speaking on a panel at the Data Transparency Lab Conference at Columbia University in New York on November 16.

Future of Mobility

I'll be speaking on a panel on the "The Future of Mobility" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival at the Art Institute of Chicago on November 12.

Design & Repair

I'll be spending the month of December as a Senior Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany focusing on the theme of "Design & Repair." I'll give a talk on “Repairing Futures: Anticipation, Participation and Speculation.”

The Driverless City

Code to Ware

This computational fashion project, created with Minna Kao and Amy Sperber, was featured in Eyebeam’s Re-making Patterns exhibit in New York in September 2015.

Work Reimagined

by Laura Forlano and Megan Halpern “The further ahead in time we want to forecast, the further back in time we should look.” -Brad DeLong, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1993-1995 On Friday, September 19th, we held a... Continue Reading →

anthropology + design on Savage Minds

anthropology + design: laura forlano.  I’m an ethnographic time traveler. For much of the last 10 years, I’ve been studying the ways in which the use of communication technology enables emergent socio-cultural practices around working and living in cities. For... Continue Reading →

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