FUEL4DESIGN - Future Education and Literacy for Designers - www.fuel4design.org
Fuel4Design is a 3-year project jointly delivered by a consortium of leading design-educator-researchers from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Milano, University of the Arts London, and ELISAVA.
21st-century design pedagogy needs to be urgently reframed in an approach called ‘Design Futures Literacy’. This literacy connects teaching and learning to provide an education for young designers to design for complex tomorrows. This is a matter of Design taking on a far more proactive role in anticipating these tomorrows through acts of situated making that understands use and users and Design as working prospectively to look ahead of the immediate or short term (Celi & Morrison, 2018). FUEL4Design supports the discipline of Design and its MA/PhD students and teachers in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to productively anticipate critical future learning needs and change processes through sustained future making.
The project is arranged around six interlinked Intellectual Outputs (IOs).
Morrison, Andrew; Celi, Manuela & Cleriès, Laura. (2021). ‘Anticipatory design and futures literacies.’ In Proceedings of CUMULUS ROME 2020. https://cumulusroma2020.org/
Celi, Manuela & Colombi, Chiara. (2019). ‘Design future literacy in the Anthropocene: A matter of awareness’. 3rd International Conference on Anticipation, 9-12 October 2019. Oslo: Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Celi, M., & Colombi, C. (2020). Trends as Future Prompts in the Anticipatory Design Practice. Futures, 121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2020.102564