© 2023 by Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle




Friday, May 31 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM



Crerar Library 298 and Weston Game Lab

5730 S. Ellis Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637


Speculative Design is a cyborg practice that harkens back to past futurist movements, insisting on a moveable spectrum between art and radical social science. What would it mean to imagine a world without oil and its derivatives? This symposium, with special-guest practitioners in speculative design, will be followed by a game workshop open to all. For one day, let us explore and imagine what it might mean – it might take – to imagine a post-petroleum future.

Check out the Facebook event.

RSVP not required, but recommended as seating is limited.


JAMES AUGER, The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and RMIT Europe

DEEPA BUTOLIYA, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

KEN EKLUND, Independent artist 


SHANNON LEE DAWDY, 3CT/Anthropology, University of Chicago

PATRICK JAGODA, Weston Game Lab/English/Cinema and Media Studies


LIVIA MILLER, Student in the College, University of Chicago

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now