Nicolas Nova


I am an ethnographer and design researcher, working both as co-founder of The Near Future Laboratory, a design fiction consultancy based in Europe and California, and Associate Professor at the Geneva School of Arts and Design (HEAD – Genève). I have a multidisciplinary background in social sciences, information technologies, design and natural sciences. I have been involved in and identified with hybrid design / futures practices such as “design fiction” for 10 years, and have been instrumental in bringing this approach to wider attention through presenting, teaching and writing, as well as speculative projects. Most of them can be found online:

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