Dan Lockton

My work centres on applying imagination to climate futures, via designing tools for creative participatory (re-)imagining in an age of crises and transitions. Creating New Metaphors is an example of this approach, originally released in 2019, and continuously developed through workshops inside and outside of academia, with researchers and students.

A version of Creating New Metaphors will be used as part of a new ‘Sustainability’ Bachelor’s course for Industrial Design students at TU/e. ‘Thinking—cognitive skills’ is important for the ‘sensemaking’ component, developing practice in seeing patterns and making connections between ideas and ways of thinking and imagining.