The workshop is organised as a one full day workshop on 21st August 2018. It will consist of discussions around more-than-human encounters, demos, a group exercise and discussions, and will be held in a FabLab facility for approx. 25 people. The estimated number of workshop participants is 15-20.
The preliminary workshop schedule is as follows:
09:00 – Introductions
09:15 – Encounters (ca. 5 minutes each): participants will present an artefact relating to an urban encounter or experience of cohabitation with other-than-human. Followed by discussion.
11:30 – Coffee
12:00 – Interrogate and discuss existing examples of prototypes, visions, and projects through photos, videos, reports, newspaper articles , and artefacts, to begin to elicit opportunities and challenges and serve as inspiration for the afternoon session.
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Group work: Prototypes, theories, methods: an exercise done in groups of 4-5 people, working on prototyping futures for multispecies entanglements in smart cities including technologies, services, methodologies, legal, and ethical frameworks, and theoretical lenses. The organisers will provide materials for low-fi prototyping in the FabLab workshop including for laser cutting, electronics, and 3D printing. These prototypes will serve as the basis for a Situated Action also accepted by the PDC committee.
15:30 – Presenting back to the rest of the group
16:00 – Coffee
16:30 – Group reflections and next steps
17:30 – Finish and workshop dinner