Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Justyna Doherty 

Project Description

In this dissertation, I wanted to dive into relations between the past and the future; hoping to explore the role of the past in the present, backcasting, and the multidimensions of time. I also wanted to engage with various ways of thinking about time, and find novel ways to do it

about time: sensemaking and future thinking in uncertain times

The aim of this research was to develop and test new design-led methods which can shape and influence attitudes towards the long-term future with a view to affecting behaviors toward our individual futures, and our planet’s. I developed and tested exercises, experiments and experiences which enabled an exploration of the entanglement of past and future and the multidimensional nature of time, together with developing futures literacy and long-term thinking.