Future, Fire, Fiction—storytelling workshop for imagining future technologies through design justice and Indigenous philosophy

Design practitioner and community organizer Una Lee and artist and composer Suzanne Kite (Kite), tell stories about the past, present, and future, and invite participants to do the same, asking: Which technologies will we need in the future? Which technologies do we want in the future? How can we design these technologies in a good way—a way that is just and equitable? Through collaborative exchange, participants are invited to improvise and reimagine material sustainability and reciprocity.

Image Credit: Kite, “Listener,” 2018. Performance documentation. Photo by vog.photo. Courtesy of the artist.


259 Lake Shore Blvd East
259 Lake Shore Blvd East
Toronto ON
M5A 3T7

October 24


Kite, aka Suzanne Kite (born in 1990, Sylmar, USA) is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist and composer. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University, Montreal; Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures; a 2019 Trudeau Scholar; a 2020 Tulsa Artist Fellow; and a 2020 Women at Sundance x Adobe Fellow. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota ontologies through research-creation, computational media and performance practice.

Una Lee (born in Vancouver, BC, Canada; lives in Vermont, USA) is a Vermont-based, Korean-Canadian design practitioner, collaborative design facilitator, and community organizer. Through her practice and organizing work, she attempts to use design to build the world we need, while also pushing the design field to be accountable for its impact on the world we live in. Lee is the creative director of the co-design studio And Also Too and design director at Allied Media Projects. She founded the Consentful Tech Project and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the international Design Justice Network. She has been a visiting designer at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Cambridge, US; a fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Technology, Society, and Policy; and recipient of a Royal Society of Arts award.