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THIS YEAR OUR THEME IS

Futures For All

 

In order to manifest futures for everyone, we need diverse perspectives and platforms that elevate more voices in discussions around where we are heading. We often fail to question who the future is created for, how it is made accessible, whose interests are promoted, and how power and agency are redistributed in its envisioning. However, these questions are hard to ask when technology is only imagined and designed by a small group of people working within industry.

This year we are partnering with Parsons New School in New York to bring you an amazing program focused on diversity, inclusion, and the power of futures thinking to drive social innovation. Find out more.

 
 
 

 

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PRIMER19

Speakers

Speakers are called upon to critique, challenge, and liberate how we think about the future, moving away from the stock ideas and dominant discourse popularized by today’s saturated media landscape. Together we will share outstanding work, radical practices, and pedagogical approaches to inclusive innovation.

See our lineup of speakers

 
 

 

 
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CALL FOR SPECULATIVE DESIGNS:

Emerging Designer Exhibition

The PRIMER Emerging Designer Exhibition celebrates the diversity and excellence of the speculative design practice, and aims to recognize emerging designers without borders. The award is open to speculative design, design fiction, and futuristic design projects from all disciplines.

Deadline for submissioN: May 15, 2019

 
 
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ATTEND PRIMER 19

Register 

Join us for our expanded 2-day conference on Thursday & Friday June 13-14th and workshops on Saturday, June 15th!

PRIMER19 Conference Ticket includes attendance for the Main Conference in addition to the Pre-PRIMER/NYC Speculative Futures Meetup. Workshops are sold separately.

 
 
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Primer19

Sponsors

We’re always looking for service donations and contributions to make our event a special experience for everyone. 

If you’re interested in being one of the pioneering sponsors of PRIMER, please contact us today!

 
 
 
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Location

The New School

 

This year, PRIMER 19 will be hosted at Parsons The New School in New York City.

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY

 
 
 
 
 
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