Speculative Police Futures is a work in progress that uses speculative design to help citizens imagine a police force that they want to see.
The police as a design space is only occupied and accessible by the police themselves as well as the military industrial industries and government entities, but citizens take the brunt of these design decisions. What if citizens were to design the police? What would they create? What different assumptions would they bring to the design of authority? What would this look like?
This work will pursue a vernacular and workshop methodology to help citizens use speculative design to imagine the future of the police, not incrementally as most changes to this space happen, but in larger visions where future worlds provide space for play, discussion, and critique.