collective dreaming designer & design researcher
Hiromi is a collective dreaming designer. As she majors in field of inclusive design and participatory design, she strives to co-create visions of a better life together, with general public people. She defines general public as “expert citizens” and aims to draw an alternative future that is unforeseen by expert led practices, but rather formed through ethnography research and design workshop with people. To shape an increasingly complex society in which no one has experienced, what areas should be considered problems; what should be established as a problem?
She believes that new ideas and solutions can be sought for by collectively discussing about what should be established as problems in our daily lives.
Hiromi’s project “Food in our aging society” focuses on the structure of the society caused by the rapidly increasing age gap through themes such as food and age. This work proposes speculation and prototyping of future food for elderly people through ethnography research
and ideation workshops with a wide range of people.
Project: Food in our aging society
“Food in our aging society” focuses on the structure of the society caused by the rapidly increasing age gap through themes such as food and age, which are unavoidable topics throughout our lives.
Specifically, the project proposes a hands-on process of speculation and prototyping of the future of food in 2035 for elderly people through ethnographic research and ideation workshops with a wide range of people. Her project asks: In a society where the age gap is increasing, what will change in our everyday lives; what new problems will arise?
Kimoto believes that new ideas and solutions can be found by taking a bottom-up approach and collectively discussing the problems that could arise in our ever-changing world.