Andreu Belsunces

Sociologist of design and technology.

He investigates how the technology industry, politics, finance and infrastructures intertwine with narratives, expectations and imaginaries to produce certain forms of knowledge and collective visions of the future. He shares learning spaces at schools and universities including Elisava, UOC, IED and ESCAC, where he traces out relationships between media studies, critical thought, social sciences, speculative practices and research through the field of art and design. He is the co-founder of Becoming, a futures research and design studio, and member of the transition design cooperative Holon. His work has been presented at the MACBA, The Influencers, Hangar, Sónar+D (Barcelona), Medialab Prado (Madrid), Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam) and The New School (New York), among other places. He writes for different media outlets and his work has been published in books such as Crossmedia Innovations (Peter Lang, 2012) and Design Does (Elisava, 2018). He is also a member of the IN3/UOC Tecnopolítica research group, which takes a critical and proactive approach to thinking about the key challenges of contemporary digital cultures, societies and politics. Through Engineering Fiction he observes and experiments with the fictional and mythological components of technological and scientific systems.