*Challenging Times Hothouse 202**2**

Activity: EventsWorkshop


During the first two years of the decade the political world has
perceptibly changed. Covid changed it, so did the war in Ukraine, continued
fear of conflict from Chinese regional expansion, greater recognition of
the coming impacts of climate change, the crisis of democracy in the U.S.
and Europe, so did the ascent of pariah states, with Russia at their fore.
These are some of the most obvious examples of what is now the unfolding of
the new world (dis)order that prompts this event. It can’t just be talk. It
has spark projects. It can’t just be an outpouring of idealism. It has to
deliver pathways to re-directive action.

*The event* was for graduate students, social and political activists,
artists, writers, journalists, performers, designers, young and mature
academics, organic intellectuals who recognize the complexity of the
demands and that a new political imagination is essential. Participants
included Tony Fry, Madina Tlostanova, Manuela Boatca, Adam Nocek, Barbara Predan, Rolando Vazquez, Eliza Steinbock, Dulmini Perera, Maria Vlachou, Fredy Mora Gamez, Ruben Hordijk and others.
Period11 May 202213 May 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLinköping, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Challenging times
  • Tony Fry
  • Design Research
  • Design Politics
  • Complexity