Ethnographic futures

The Lab's Future's researchers design, develop and employ new and innovative qualitative futures research methodologies, both in the field of emerging technologies and more broadly.

Their work on futures responds to the contemporary need to moderate predictive and quantified approaches to futures by introducing plausible qualitative visions of possible futures. This is done through a series of collaborations, including

  • Developing new methodologies that bring together ethnographic futures approaches with energy forecasting experts
  • Collaborations with designers and industry and policy stakeholders to introduce ethnographic insights into processes of urban planning for future mobilities
  • A theoretical and methodological collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodology at Warwick University (UK) to create new non-predictive futures methodologies

Contact: Sarah Pink

Email: sarah.pink@monash.edu