From a human perspective, for a future worth living on planet Earth, a comprehensive societal and cultural shift seems to be absolutely urgent. It is foreseeable that humans will have to deal with potential ecosystems of the future in a creative and more humble way and that we are confronted with the highly challenging task of striving for a complete paradigm shift towards more inclusive natures, cultures, and ecosystems.

Design Ecotopia addresses the question of how designers can think about such potential future ecosystems, and what methods are particularly promising for developing and visualizing speculative visions of the future. Which means and tools are specifically suited for designers to make scenarios and speculations about ecosystems and living environments prototypically visible, experienceable, tangible, and thus further negotiable?