Speculative Design for Policy-Making Workshop

ProtoPolicyAsia team will conduct a two 1-day workshop on Introducing Speculative Design for Policy-Making in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29th April 2019 and 2nd May 2019.

On the day of the workshop, the program is about:

  • envisioning partnership opportunities for government and civil society to improve the quality of life for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities in urban settings,
  • identifying barriers and facilitators to these partnerships, and
  • beginning the process of creating solutions together.

At the same time, the workshop aims to equip the participants with tools and approaches using participatory Speculative Design to envisage problems and solutions that are not merely about working around the most expedient solutions, but also to anticipate future problems and potential solutions along a range of timelines, from the short-term to the longer-term, while thinking of how these solutions could build upon each other.

Workshop flyer featured below:

ProtoPolicyAsia and the SDGs

ProtoPolicyAsia is expected to support UNESCO Sustainable Development Goal 16Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. The outcome of this collaborative effort will help us to support the 11th Malaysian Plan, which emphasises on building an inclusive societyincluding ensuring the health and well-being of older persons and Persons with Disability (PWDs).

This proposed work aims to empower the local communities to participate in the policy-making process of the nation. This work will focus on the addressing issues on older persons and persons with disabilities before expanding it to other social issues. Most importantly this work will support the initiative of the Malaysian government to promote community-based care. This is an unanticipated challenge that emerged from introducing the methods developed in the ProtoPolicy project in Malaysia.

The proposed activities are aimed at enhancing the impact and engagements with Malaysian communities and Government, developed during the ProtoPolicy project, in order to contribute to SDG 16 and more precisely Target 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.