A Workshop of Problems, Solved
Perhaps you’re familiar with Object Solutions, your guides to an optimized future.
In our workshops, we invite participants to play laboratorians for the evening, envisioning the high-tech future of romantic relationships. Participants dissect romantic challenges and create their own Object Solutions to address them. In this imagined Future of Love, couples enjoy only the rewards of romance and none of its obstacles. Instead, they’ve outsourced their issues to our laboratory. With each new obstacle, they need only obtain the designated Object Solution.
The workshop experience examines the role technology plays in intimate settings. In today’s market, new products and services continue to breach the realm of relationships – from dating profile optimization to algorithmic divorce assistance. By putting more people at the design helm, we upturn this natural order: our future visions become a means of discussing potential realities before they get handed down to us. We engage in what designer Anthony Dunne calls “design for debate,” where we move “away from thinking about technological applications to technological implications.”
Design meets storytelling, play meets criticism, social practice meets speed dating – and together we meet the Future of Love.
All’s Fair in Love and Invention
Once you find your seats, we give a taste of how you can use design to rethink reality and engage debate. We present our recent romantic inventions and arm you with our design methodology.
As with speed dating, you couple briefly with the person across from you and then rotate to the next partner. Each partnership receives a romantic challenge to solve. Your packet of materials helps spark your imagination and envision your final creations.
When the buzzer goes off, you have thirty precious minutes together. How will you approach the challenges of finding a match, declaring love, introducing key stakeholders and committing for life?
After each person completes three rounds of invention, we gather in the Reception Area. All the ideas are on the wall, and it’s time to step back and discuss the future you’ve created. What does love look like when it’s administered by Object Solutions?
See what participants have devised:
Ready to play laboratorian?
About Object Solutions
Welcome to a world of problems, solved. Object Solutions wears the mask of a design consultancy that prescribes narratives of an optimized future. With a dose of dark humor, we dissect everyday challenges and propose technological solutions for each point of imperfection.