A Speculative Enterprise


Below, Anthony Dunne answers our final question.

I can't think of any reasons why a cross-disciplinary approach would not be appropriate.â¨â¨

Design is a great catalyst for encouraging speculation in disciplines wary of moving away from how things are to how things could be, or even ought to be. I'd like to see a lot more research being done into the social, cultural, political, and even ethical impact of new "technologies, solutions, and insights" before they are implemented. Basically, more speculation: speculative political science, speculative genetics, speculative synthetic biology, speculative ethics, speculative economics, speculative everything!

Today we don't just need solutions, we also need dreams; and design, in partnership with other disciplines, can help build new dreams. I feel right no we have hopes rather than dreams; it's a very timid time.

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