How will human kind perceive and practise love in the future? The Masterstudents in Design at KHIO have explored possible futures for human love life and present their prospective visons.

Love is not quite definable, yet it is vital in human life. Perceptions and practises of love are disparate across time and society. We do believe in the individual right to love freely, yet our love life is largely structured by society.

With inquireys on present love practises as startingpoint, and exploration of futuristic methods, the masterstudents in Design at KHiO have speculated on possible developments on perceptions and practises of love in the future.

Between them they have developed seven different prospective visions on human kinds future lovelife, spanning between dystopia, fantasy and hope. Imaginative possible futures for love, that give occasion to considerate the state of things in our present.

CoFUTURES is an international research group working on contemporary global futurisms, science fiction, and
futures thinking. We use science fiction, speculative thinking, and futures literacy to address the planetary
challenges of our time: climate change, technological change, and demographic change.

CoFUTURES believes that to better understand the future, be it of humanity, of other species, of technology, or
the planet, we must engage with how people think with futures around the world. Our goal is to promote better
connections between local imaginaries and global imaginaries in addressing planetary challenges.

The Intercultural Museum is a department of Oslo museum, located in Tøyenbekken 5 in Oslo, Norway. The museum cover recent immigration history and contemporary cultural complexity from a local position. In our dissemination of intercultural themes and contemporary issues, it becomes particularly important to facilitate nuance, dialogue and plural perspectives.

The collaboration with KHIO and CoFutures is part of the museums preannial documentation and dissemination project on love practises in diverse Oslo.

The programme of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design is part of the multidisciplinary Oslo National Academy of the Arts. We find this set up very inspiring and fruitful for our agenda, where our programme is in-between several disciplines, taking advantages of the rich dialogue with multiple voices.

Our common agenda is to work with the social space and with the objects and things related to it. We see this as a framework of our society’s cultures that we wish to engage with. We eschew of making fixed definition of our disciplines, but rather challenge the students to investigate the peripheries.

Our pedagogical approach is based on a critical dialogue and collaborative learning. The ideology is to prepare our students for the uncertain future, to be able to explore those emerging territories with professional skills.