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Food + farming futures | Method

  • The Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG London United Kingdom (map)

About the session

Our planet, resources, and people are facing monumental challenges in the near future. It’s clear that the way we produce, distribute, and consume our food must radically change, but how? To examine these challenges, Method created Food Assembly, an immersive exhibit that speculates on the future of food and our agricultural system. For the Food Assembly, Method used design to prototype future food scenarios to give radical context to the problems and opportunities that lie ahead and provoke debate around how we can start taking steps today. In this talk, Method will share how service design methodologies; like co-creation workshops, storytelling and role-playing were used to encourage and stimulate debate about the ‘big questions’ of tomorrow.

Key learnings

Service design has proven to be an effective tool to solve some of the most persistent challenges facing society today, but what about the problems of tomorrow?

  • Repurposing of Service Design tools

How we have been using service design tools in new ways that go beyond solving the tactical challenges of today to the big societal problems of tomorrow.

  • Using design and storytelling to stimulate complex conversations

A look at how scenario building, co-creation workshops, storytelling and role-play can be used to stimulate conversations around complex societal topics that would otherwise be challenging for people to conceptualise and articulate an opinion on.

  • Envisioning the services of the future

How prototyping and storytelling can be used to help envision radical new services that respond to real-world problems on future horizons.

Book your day pass for Thursday 24.10, enjoy all the sessions during the day.