Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design and Democracy


Update Oct 8, 2014: The book is finally out!

Making Futures is a book that is in the making; a collected edition of stories written by people that for many years have been working with and thinking about innovation, design and democracy. By sharing alternative stories about what design and innovation can be, we hope to provide a richer, and more profound image of what innovation constitute which in the longer run may contribute to a more sustainable future-making. We will present the latest research findings in the areas of innovation practices, participatory design and living labs methodologies, based on empirical examples and practice-based research conducted in a Scandinavian context.

Contact: Pelle Ehn, Elisabet M Nilsson and Richard Topgaard, all Medea.

Keywords: design, innovation, new publics, participatory design, living labs

3 thoughts on “Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design and Democracy”

  1. Excellent topic, timely, necessary.  We can long debate when in speaking of them if innovation should precede design (as I suspect) or vice versa, but then we have to get down to brass tacks if we’re going to actually change the world, hopefully for the better, as democracy demands.  When will this book be available?  Soon, please.

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