Workshop: Design x Archaeology x Mashup

SHOT + ArtScience Museum Singapore

Building on exchanges between National University of Singapore (NUS), the University of Sussex Humanities Lab, and local maker and academic communities in singapore, this hands-on workshop explored ‘found’ and at-hand technological artifacts through participatory design methods inspired by speculative futuring and museum collections. the workshop was made possible thanks to a Santander Mobility Grant, the generosity of the ArtScience Museum and its wonderful rainbow room, and the 2015 society of the histories of technology (SHOT) conference.

through an afternoon of reflective co-creation and peer learning, our 20 participants envisioned new technological futures together and built lasting interdisciplinary networks. participants were singaporean, malaysian, indonesian, british, french, german, bulgarian, czech, american, canadian, and new zealand nationals, and came from a variety academic and arts institutions including national university of singapore, nanyang technical university, and lasalle college of the arts, the sustainable living Lab, National Design Centre, FabCafe Singapore, Betwixt Festival, and Singapore Makerfaire.