Speculative Life, Montréal

September 12th, 2019

The research cluster within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University emphasizes the fostering of science and technology studies, focuses on ecology and environment, is interested in scale and networks, and is committed to futurity and imagination as critical to design, art, and scholarship.

The technosphere is undergoing dynamic transformation with the rapid changes to planetary and global ecologies from climate change, global migration and shifting geopolitical borders to mass extinction of species on the planet. There is a pressing and immediate need for alternative modes of researching, acting, and imagining the ways we are and will be living in the world.
This cluster of artists, designers, and scholars presents a rare opportunity to experiment with the systemic study and creation of emerging technologies. Our focus is on social justice, difference, and imagination. We engage with multiple technical ecologies—from bio-media to urban planning—in order to foster creative ways to think about the future of the planetary-scale transformations currently occurring as a result of human action and technical developments.


To find out more about Speculative Life, visit speculativelife.com and milieux.concordia.ca.