From san francisco to HELSINKI
In 2017, the SF Speculative Futures meetup organized the first PRIMER Conference at the Gray Area Theater in San Francisco, CA. PRIMER shined a spotlight on the critical topics of likely and possible futures that demanded a design response now. It aimed to inspire thinkers and makers to use futures design thinking as a method to develop new agendas for communities, businesses, and governments to strategize and align themselves economically and sustainably for the future as it arrives. Read about PRIMER17 on Core 77
In 2018, we hosted our event at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. We invited a wide range of speakers from the design, strategy & futurist communities. Talks and Exhibitions ranged from Speculative & Critical Designers from around the world, as well as student work from top design schools in the US. Read about PRIMER18 on Core77.
In Sep 2018, we organized our first PRIMER EU conference in Helsinki, Finland featuring speakers from Europe, Australia, and the US. PRIMER EU begins the first in a series of conferences focused solely on the European region.