World is changing | which side are you?

Join our upcoming public program at Porto Design Biennale.

Title: Design Systems: News That Will Change the World
Type: workshop program
Date: 31 May — 2 June 2019
Facilitator: Belle Phromchanya
Location: Shared Institute, Porto (PT)

Global shifts are infused with fiction, captured through metaphors, imagined characters and invisible powers. As reality becomes the script of our news bubble, fiction becomes a necessary means of dealing with the real. ‘News That Will Change the World’ is a three day intensive workshop in which participants investigate the subjective narratives of global realities, fake news, conspiracy theories, and internet’s collective imagination.

The program will explore Porto’s journalistic archives of the Municipal Library (microfilms, digital footage, printed materials and historical data). We will use interdisciplinary research methodologies to discover unseen patterns and collect new pieces of evidence that can be constructed into a coherent narrative. Using news materials as a propaganda for future scenarios with humour and sarcasm, the aim of the workshop is to introduce an alternative version of reality.

More information at the website of Porto Design Biennale.