PLURAL FUTURES is a series of co-design workshops encouraging an active discourse around environmental, societal and economic issues. PLURAL FUTURES is the belief that we have the power to take charge of our future but we also need to prepare for a future we haven’t envisaged yet. Its aim is to question existing practices and imagine future possibilities.
Through workshops, performances and discussions students are introduced to a range of practices that increase their awareness of the Anthropocenic landscape in which we currently reside and ways to approach the issues that affect us all.
Workshops have included darning and the virtues of repair with Shane Waltener, Jason Allcorn demonstrating rope-making from discarded t-shirts, a sex and technology workshop by Dr Kate Devlin, vegan cooking with the Skip Garden. As well as these events, in 2019, Central Saint Martins was host to Early Warning Sign by Ellie Harrison (pictured above).
Since 2016, artists and organisations that have taken part: Liberate Tate, Greenpeace, David Finnigan, Jason Allcorn, WEmake, Duncan Baker Brown of BBM architects, Dr Kate Devlin, Dr Tassos Stevens at Coney, Skip Garden, Adam Thorpe of Design Against Crime Research Centre, They are Here, Bamboo Mustard, Rosie Gibbons, Greg McLaren and Shane Waltener.