From Taboos to Talk: Exploring Futures of Sexuality Education in Norway
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With From Taboos to Talk we explore new ways of approaching sexual health, in order to promote open and honest conversations. Explore the scenarios at taboostotalk.com. Through four future scenarios we speculate around two main driving forces that might lead the development of sexuality education in Norway in different directions. Through storytelling we want to contribute to a broader discussion about sexual health and sexuality education. This speculative design diploma reimagines how we deal with sexuality education. It explores new ways sexuality might be learnt, as well as new arenas where reflection and mutual understanding might occur. Through four future scenarios we explore two main questions: We ask who might be the focus in sexual education; A strong focus directed at the children or a cross generational focus? We ask where it might take place; Should it take place in the public sphere or the private sphere? Towards the end of our diploma we hosted an exhibition as a final test to see how our future scenarios actually perform as a tool. The exhibition sparked valuable discussions and reflections regarding sexuality education and sexual health between the around 20 participants. After the exhibition we set out to translate the experience of the exhibition into something lasting. This resulted in a workshop toolkit, designed to provide the same kind of experience as the exhibition, but also adding a final important step, urging participants to take action today! This toolkit is available at taboostotalk.com/workshop.