Design Systems : News That Will Change the World

Join our upcoming workshop program at Porto Design Biennale

01.05.2019  |  by ACED  |  General Activities

Date 31 May - 2 June 2019
Facilitator Belle Phromchanya
Location Shared Institute, Porto (PT)
Shared Institute

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.


Belle Phromchanya

Co-Founder ACED

Francisco Laranjo