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Fictional Journal is a platform and online publication investigating design’s involvement within society. Triggered by fascinations and questions on urgent political, social and economic happenings, Fictional Journal opens up issues for debate, action and imagining. Through open calls and commissions designers are invited to respond with a variety of voices and mediums, from objects to fictions, interfaces to films, and from practical designs to speculative proposals and interventions.

Moving between digital and physical formats, the journal experiments with ways of triggering and sharing a multitude of responses, acknowledging design’s fluid presence within everyday life while extending critical perspectives on its practice.

Fictional Journal is published by Fictional Collective and was initiated by Heini Lehtinen and Sophie Rzepecky in 2016.