Crafting spaces between design and futures: The case of the Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform

Cher Potter, Yaw Osseo-Asare, Mugendi K. M'Rithaa

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Written as a design studies inquiry, this article employs a futures studies technique - namely causal layered analysis (CLA) - to further examine a design practice case study. CLA is used as a lens through which to analyse the ideologies and worldviews embodied in the "design future" postulated by the Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform in Accra, Ghana. Preliminary ideas regarding a fuller exchange between the disciplines of futures studies and design studies are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-56
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Futures Studies
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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Crafting spaces between design and futures : The case of the Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform. / Potter, Cher; Osseo-Asare, Yaw; M'Rithaa, Mugendi K.

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