9/11, epidemics and wars show how deceptive the future and its predictability are. How to deal with this incalculable future? Prof. Bitten Stetter works at the Institute for Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts and teaches in the Trends & Identity department. In the first Hamburg Design Talk, she addressed precisely this question.
In the video, Bitten Stetter explains why she calls pandemics like Covid-19 wild cards from the perspective of trend and futurology research. To analyse the day after tomorrow, she tries to get to the bottom of change. In doing so, her design serves as an analytical tool and as a seismograph. In her lecture, she illustrates how her design students react to this uncertain future with practical work. Because Bitten Stetter is convinced: "The future is dealt with in the now."