Wild Posting Futures BBQ

Unsanctioned posters are the wallpaper of New York’s surfaces, announcing political messages, fashion lines, multi-colored mobile phones, and hip hop albums.  Come envision the imagery that might adorn New York City’s future streets at the Wild Posting Futures BBQ.  Work with custom futuring tools and thought diagrams to imagine diverse future messages of businesses, services, artists or propagandists.

Bring your laptop and some weenies; we’ll supply graphic design consultation, a large format printer, the BBQ, and the futuring method.

Install and exhibit your work at Eyebeam’s Storefront.  Exhibition will run from May 24 – June 1.

Take home a wheatpasting kit and your original print.


The Extrapolation Factory, co-founded by Chris Woebken and Elliott P. Montgomery, is an imagination-based studio for design-lead futures studies.  The studio focuses on developing future scenarios, embodied as artifacts in familiar, present-day contexts.  The Extrapolation Factory proposes methods for collaboratively envisioning possible futures with diverse participants, experts and non-experts, and doing so in a variety of accessible ways.  With this work, the Extrapolation Factory is exploring the value of rapidly imagined, prototyped, deployed and evaluated visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.  The Extrapolation Factory has worked with partners and organizations such as Autodesk Research, TED, UNICEF, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC, and Forum for the Future.  The Core77 Design Award was granted to The Extrapolation Factory in 2013’s Speculative Design category.

Hours: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: $35; $25 Student (including Materials Fee)


12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM Presentations

Chris Woebken & Elliott P. Montgomery

Richard The

Julian Bleecker

Stuart Candy

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM    Futuring Workshop and Graphics Production

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Poster Exhibition Opening & BBQ


Graphic Artists

Viktor Timofeev

Richard The

E Roon Kang

Chisun Rees

Futures People

Julian Bleecker

Elliott P. Montgomery

Stuart Candy

Chris Woebken


*Minimum $10 to take home a poster; Additional $10 for BBQ (or bring food)

Projects: Extrapolation Factory, Near Future Laboratory
People: Chris Woebken, Elliot P. Montgomery
Research: Education, Urban Research
Tags: design fiction, design thinking, future, futuring, graphic design, nyc, posters, wheat pasting