jessica charlesworth

THE FUTURE WE DESERVE
Personal Futures & Futures Therapy essay now released

HAPPINESS SCALE IN GOOD’S DATA ISSUE

PERSONAL FUTURES & FUTURES THERAPY – ESSAY

PERSONAL FUTURES TALK @ IFTF
Talk at Future of Persuasion conference to introduce my Personal Futures research project.

THE MICROTREND DIARY – PART II
Next steps to develop a simple website/app

THE DELPHI PARTY
A Personal Futures Workshop

CROWDSOURCING YOUR FUTURE
Provoke your friends to predict your futures.

THE MICROTREND DIARY – INTRO
A daily diary that asks provocative questions to suggest behaviour changes for the future.

THE FATE INSTITUTE REVIEW
A document to outline the services available at the personal futures thinktank.

THE GENE CEREMONY
A Future Pre-Nuptial


News

NEW DESIGN PRACTICE
Parsons & Charlesworth collaboration website launched!

Exhibitions
Disegno's 2°C Communicating Climate Change,
Future Climate [Hi]stories, The Aram Gallery,
Sept 21st - Oct 31st 2015
Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism: Alternative Bug Out Bags, Nov 1st – Dec 14th 2014
CHGO DSGN Chicago design exposition,
Chicago Cultural Center, May 30th - Nov 2nd 2014
CHICAGOLAND group show, Wanted Design New York,
ICFF May 16th-19th 2014
Events
Core77 Conference, talk title Spectacular Vernacular, June 19th 2014
Atelier Apocalypse pop up design studio, MCA First Friday, April 2nd 2014, 6-10pm
Spectacular Vernacular book discussion,
Hearth + Shelf, Summer Forum, March 1st 2014
Alien Americana discussion, MCA Live, Feb 25th 2014
Teaching
Ways of Futuring seminar class, Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jan - May 2014
Material Futures graduate class in Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sept - Dec 2014

jess.charlesworth [at] gmail.com

Jessica is a speculative designer with experience working for both public and private sector organisations to explore the future implications of their field. She explores ways of using design to unravel and provoke rich interactions between people, technology, products and services. Whether critiquing science-related themes or exploring how science and technology development affect our attitudes towards death and mortality, Charlesworth’s work addresses fundamental questions about society’s institutions, ambitions and behaviors more...