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FICTIONAL JOURNAL is a platform and an online publication for design theory and practice navigating societal contexts of design. In 1–2 issues a year, the journal opens up a theme for investigation and action through commissions and open calls. Each issue consists of a range of contributions from text-based to image essays, illustrations, film, objects, performances and interventions. The issues will function as platforms for physical events, such as exhibitions, symposia, workshops and performances.


FICTIONAL COLLECTIVE is a community of designers, architects, writers, curators and researchers producing exhibitions, interventions and design-oriented publications. ‪The collective is a content-based platform for collaborations and dialogues around design and design practice.‬

Fictional Collective represents a wide variety of cultural and geographical backgrounds from Australia to Mexico, from Thailand to Italy and from Israel to Finland. This enables access to cultural references and to a wide perspective of societal issues in both research and design proposals. Founded in 2014, Fictional Collective grew from the Master departments of Design Academy Eindhoven.

The Collective
Gabriela Baka, Aya Bentur, Aldo Cancino, Elsa Carenzo, Saemi Choi, Raphaël Coutin, Ines Fiegert, Zeno Franchini, Evan Frenkel, Corradino Garofalo, Lorenzo Gerbi, Lodovica Guarnieri, Heini Lehtinen, Gabriel Maher, Silvia Neretti, Scott Newland, Teresa Palmieri, Sophie Rzepecky, Stanley Sagart, Veronica De Salvo , Jessica Smarsch, Julia Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joan Vellvé Rafecas, Bili Regev, Wei Lun Wang, Penny Webb, Nanu Youttananukorn