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Chiara Basile, Daniel Zwangsleitner

http://www.studiozwa.com

Italy, Germany
Daniel studied architecture and urban planning. As researcher and educator at TU Munich he dedicates his time and efforts to the power of conditions in architecture and planning, bicycle-urbanism and planning in and for the post-growth city. Chiara studied architecture; in her PhD research she investigated the nexus city-migration-citizenship. She works as a public-sector advisor and is the co-founder of an action research NGO exploring the creation of new spatial and political narratives.

Call for ideas 2020

Fabulation


Imagining and designing the environment we live in

Fabulation


Imagining and designing the environment we live in
Speculative Fabulation as design-approach enables the creation of potential realities through storytelling.
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Speculative Fabulation is a "mode of attention, a theory of history and a practice of worlding" (Donna Haraway, 2016).

It is rooted in everyday storytelling practices and forms a crucial tool for imagining worlds that can be radically different from the one we know. It requires taking active responsibility for the futures that are co-created through thinking, writing, and researching.

This approach functions as a planning and design methodology in that it creates realities through the practice of storytelling. It offers an explorative approach to everyone concerned with spatial development.

Speculative Fabulation blurs the sharpness of existing meanings and interpretations. It thus frees the mind to reach/invent new dimensions within the same physical appearance.

This project explores the power of this approach to craft imaginative and thus potential realities for controversial situations in the built environment, such as heritage, infrastructure and the social landscapes.


An example of a possible application of the approach: Speculative Fabulation of the Monument to the Fallen Miners in Mitrovica

Fabulation


Imagining and designing the environment we live in

Fabulation


Imagining and designing the environment we live in
Speculative Fabulation as design-approach enables the creation of potential realities through storytelling.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Speculative Fabulation is a "mode of attention, a theory of history and a practice of worlding" (Donna Haraway, 2016).

It is rooted in everyday storytelling practices and forms a crucial tool for imagining worlds that can be radically different from the one we know. It requires taking active responsibility for the futures that are co-created through thinking, writing, and researching.

This approach functions as a planning and design methodology in that it creates realities through the practice of storytelling. It offers an explorative approach to everyone concerned with spatial development.

Speculative Fabulation blurs the sharpness of existing meanings and interpretations. It thus frees the mind to reach/invent new dimensions within the same physical appearance.

This project explores the power of this approach to craft imaginative and thus potential realities for controversial situations in the built environment, such as heritage, infrastructure and the social landscapes.


An example of a possible application of the approach: Speculative Fabulation of the Monument to the Fallen Miners in Mitrovica


Idea by

Chiara Basile, Daniel Zwangsleitner
Italy
Germany
Daniel studied architecture and urban planning. As researcher and educator at TU Munich he dedicates his time and efforts to the power of conditions in architecture and planning, bicycle-urbanism and planning in and for the post-growth city. Chiara studied architecture; in her PhD research she investigated the nexus city-migration-citizenship. She works as a public-sector advisor and is the co-founder of an action research NGO exploring the creation of new spatial and political narratives.