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Merit and Finalist in AGDA 2020 Student Print

Letters From A Better Place was a co-design workshop which guided users through the process of proposing, building, and reflecting on their ideal future worlds. It was produced and run as the capstone project of a Research through Design investigation into Utopian built communities and Design Fictions.

Lessons from a Better Place was the 115-page publication of research findings from Letters. It includes author-developed Design Fictions based on the worldbuilding developed during Letters. Staged as B. Racter’s journals during her exploration of a variety of Closed Intentional Communities, the publication includes an interview between editor and author, written fiction, object fictions, and materials from the workshop. A full PDF of the publication, and a full PDF of the final thesis, is available on request.