Future has developed How to Think Wrong workshops, as part of a Future Blitz, for those interested in exploring unique methods in creative problem solving. Participants will be exposed to techniques for breaking out of their comfort zone and embrace randomness, chance, and wrong answers to come up with unexpected ideas. Future Blitzes are an intensive design thinking, place-based experience. Marc O'Brien, of Future, and his team will encourage and provide techniques for “thinking wrong” to generate new ideas and design directions to challenge the status quo.
The goal for this workshop is to explore the meaning of a "neighborhood" and the different components that makes one function, both on a micro and macro level. But of course, this won’t be your typical workshop. Anyone with an expertise in unicorns are welcomed to attend. The Sunday morning Prototyping Neighborhoods workshop will further develop the generated ideas in collaboration with any new, interested attendees.
- Marc O'Brien: A social designer, nomad, optimist, and cyclist. Marc uses his design background to ideate, strategize, and execute projects for the greater good. Along with social entrepreneurship, teaching, and creative collaboration, he facilitates Think Wrong workshops around the world with fellow designers, students, and other engaged individuals. futurepartners.is / projectmlab.com / marcobrien.net
- Ben Gaydos: A Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist and educator. He is co-founder of goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Boston, and is Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Michigan – Flint See more of his work at goodgoodland.com and 3toed.com.
- Julia Yezbick: A filmmaker, multimedia artist, and doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology (with Media) with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. Her scholarly and artistic works address issues such as creative processes and artistic practice, labor and work, the body and the senses, and the ways in which "place" is experienced, constructed, and imagined. In 2010 she founded the multimedia journal, Sensate. See more of her work at: www.juliayezbick.com.
- Mattew White: Creative Director at Zocalo, designer and educator. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and is the co-founder of Dirk+Weiss, a Boston based interactive design firm. Matthew is pursuing his Masters of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in Instructional Design. He is teaching design and mobile development at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and Bunker Hill Community College.