Global Design Futures – and the Future of Government 2030+ project

Workshops and Future of Government 2030+ project as part of Global Design Futures unit

Students started off the Global Design Futures unit with a series of lectures and workshops by Georgina Voss, on Critical and Speculative Design, Uncertain Politics / Hopeful Monsters (workshop) and Complex Systems / Future Tarot (workshop).


Future of Government 2030+

As part of the same unit students have just started working on The Future of Government 2030+: A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Governance Models is a project carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT).

The overall aim of the project is to better understand the changing relationships among citizens, businesses and governments. New actors and responsibilities are emerging and we need more trust and accountability. Through individuals’ needs and future expectations, we can envisage alternative pictures of the future.
With support from six different countries and design higher education institutions JRC intends to stimulate a debate with citizens, businesses, civil society organizations, policy-makers, civil servants and others around possible, plausible and desirable future government models.

Public Collaboration Lab will organize, host, document and report on a design project exploring the future of government from 2030 onwards, in collaboration with:

  • 29 graduate MA Service Experience Design and Innovation (MASEDI) students at the University of the Arts London (UAL);
  • academic design researchers at the Public Collaboration Lab (PCL) (UAL), and London College of Communication (LCC)
  • officers from the London Borough of Camden (LBC), Strategy and Change.