Swinburne University; Incognito Sum

Trackmaker | The anomaly of design innovation in a post-growth and post-human world

Bridgette is a pracademic working across design, foresight and innovation at Swinburne University. Her work combines prospective thinking, research and strategy at the nexus of culture, futures, design and technology. Bridgette is the foresight lead for Geldom, a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the next generation condom.

Functionally and aesthetically, what is imagined we will be using, building and living in 25 years or more from today is mostly very different from now, yet in most ways those images are still grounded in our current paradigms of living, consuming, construction and community, with insufficient attention to feasibility and practicality.