Looking Backwards to the Future: Studying the Future with Counterfactuals

11 - 15 February 2019

Venue: Lorentz Center@Snellius

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The goal of this workshop is to explore the use of counterfactuality (sometimes referred to

as counterfactual history, allohistory, or uchronia) as a futuring technique. We aim to do so

by bringing together a diverse group of social scientists, humanities scholars, and designers

to share and evaluate current uses of counterfactuals across academic disciplines, and to

consider collaboratively a path for developing counterfactuality as a cross-disciplinary

futuring method. To provide the workshop with additional thematic coherence, we will

focus on the creation and communication of preferable sustainability futures.


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