Note: these are some links and reading that I found interesting and that, in different ways, inspired my research on VCUF. I will try at some point to create some categories. Apologies if this list looks scattered, messy or incomplete at the moment.

This is not a full bibliography, as it doesn’t include all the references to single projects. This is why I included a specific references list at the end of each post.



  • Candy, Stuart. 2010. “The Futures of Everyday Life.” Doctoral Dissertation, Manoa, US: Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii.
  • DiSalvo, Carl. 2010. “Design, Democracy, and Agonistic Pluralism.” In Design & Complexity. Montreal.
  • Di Salvo, Carl. 2012. “Adversarial Design”. MIT Press.
  • Dunn, N., Cureton, P., Pollastri, S., 2014. A Visual History of the Future, Future Cities. UK Government, Office for Science.
  • Kress, G. (2009). Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication: Exploring Contemporary Methods of Communication (New Ed edition). London ; New York: Routledge.
  • Latour, B., 1988. Visualisation and Cognition: Drawing Things Together, in: Knowledge and Society: Studies in the Sociology of Culture Past and Present : A Research Annual : Cultural Traditions and Words of Knowledge : Explo, Knowledge and Society. Jai Press, Greenwich, Conn., pp. 1–40.
  • Latour, B., 2008. A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design (with Special Attention to Peter Sloterdijk), in: Keynote Lecture. Presented at the Networks of Design, Design History Society, Falmouth, Cornwall.
  • Levitas, R. (2013). Utopia as Method: The Imaginary Reconstitution of Society (First Edition edition). Houndmills : New York: Palgrave Schol, Print UK.
  • Manzini, E., & Coad, R. (2015). Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (particularly chapter XX on Design Orienting Scenarios, p. XX-XX)
  • Ricci, D. (2010). Seeing what they are saying: Diagrams for socio-technical controversies”. Presented at the DRS2010 – Design & Complexity, Montreal.
  • Venturini, T. (2009). Diving in magma: How to explore controversies with actor-network theory. Public Understanding of Science.
  • Venturini, T., Ricci, D., Mauri, M., Kimbell, L., & Meunier, A. (2015). Designing Controversies and their Publics. Design Issues, 31(3), 74–87.