Biodesign for Social Impact Workshop Participant

I was a participant in a workshop entitled ‘Biodesign For Social Impact’ held by a student collective from Edinburgh College of Art who partook within the 2017 Biodesign Challenge. Speculative design was relatively new to me prior to this workshop, which introduced me to causal layered analysis, a futures research technique useful in exploring how language and cognition underpin phenomena. The workshop allowed me to explore current issues through different levels of depth, probing stakeholder relations and the underlying metaphors, myths and collective archetypes that underpin social phenomena. I was introduced to biotechnologies and constructed an alternate world demonstrated below.