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This workshop aims to immerse participants in the process of envisioning and creating future architectural spaces. Utilizing Design Fiction principles alongside Extended Reality (XR) technologies, attendees will engage hands-on with the [fiction]XR tool. This session is designed to spur creative exploration and critical thinking, deepening understanding of how immersive technologies can influence future architectural practices.

Workshop Date: October 2nd, October 5th, and October 9th 2023

Workshop Venue: Istanbul Technical University, Prof. Dr. Leman Figen Gül's V-VI Architectural Design Studio

Duration: 3 days - Approximately 10-12 hours (including breaks)

Number of Participants: 23 architecture students

Requirements for Participants:

  • A laptop computer
  • Having some familiarity with any 3D modeling software (Optional)
  • Having some basic knowledge of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality (Optional)

Participants will explore the future of the abandoned Taskisla building for the year 2123, using a modified version of the Time's Up laboratory's futuring exercise framework. The workshop will incorporate a thought experiment and custom design fiction cards designed to stimulate futuristic thinking and enhance engagement and creativity.

Participants will have accomplished the following by the end of the workshop:

  • Participants will understand the intersection of design fiction and XR technologies in conceptualizing future spaces.
  • They will gain hands-on experience in designing immersive, interactive digital environments using WebXR technologies.
  • Attendees will apply design fiction principles to their designs, enhancing their ability to innovate and create.
  • Comfort and confidence in using WebXR tools for future architectural spaces will be developed.

Participants will be a part of a platform on They will be able to access their final designs and the [fiction]XR tool even after the workshop ends, and they will be able to use the tool for their future studies and works.

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