The Extrapolation Factory's award-winning 'Testing Hypotheticals' project is a design-friendly community initiative that brings people together with two-day workshops. Developed by Elliot Montogomery and Christopher Woebken, the program "invites members of the public to come up with solutions for possible future issues."
As a community initiative, 'Testing Hypotheticals' has a multitude of benefits. Firstly, it engages people with various backgrounds and levels of knowledge to think critically about the future. Secondly, it exercises creativity, motivates and empowers these individuals to think in a collaborative way about pressing issues with design solutions. For its award-winning workshop, the community initiative came up with ideas for a "reimagined subway system with an onboard community garden" and "a recycling system that rewards good participants by reallocating recycled raw material back to them based on need."