Bridgette Engeler

Pracademic and professional futurist | Swinburne University of Technology | Australia

Bridgette works across entrepreneurship, design-led innovation, strategic foresight and culture. She’s interested in the potential of post-growth innovation and futures-led design to tackle current and emerging challenges. Recent projects include collaborating with a global consortium of women to design a feminist futures framework for IWDA, public participatory futures installations in Melbourne and Hong Kong, researching the viability of VR and AR wearables for people with early-onset dementia, investigating the challenges of self-sovereign identity, and exploring ways to use technology and new materials to support sexual and reproductive health. Her PhD investigates whether futures literacy in design praxis could curtail the dominant discourse of short-termism in material culture.