NeoRural futures: Learning through embodied speculation

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In this chapter I draw from a personal learning experience as a participant of the NeoRural Futures summer school, a teaching format that explored the role of Speculative Design in education. Using insights from feminist new materialism to explore and reflect on the learning process, I establish the importance of embodied speculation when learning about (future) geographies. The narrative shows how aesthetic experiences are enabled by material artefacts, and that they support discursive negotiation and sense-making while at the same time they create confusion and challenge established conceptions of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpeculative geographies
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-0691-6
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-0690-9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022


  • Speculative design
  • Embodied learning
  • Rurality
  • Summer school
  • Education


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