Protocol Architecture is a group of researchers, artists, and architects based in New York City that investigates potentials for future design through the creation and analysis of hyper-fictional documents. These document sets create evidence for future scenarios that string together a specific history of political, social, and technological developments. 
By focusing on the space of the document, we can avoid simplistic predictions of the future while creating a database of potential evidence which can be analyzed and interpreted by a wider audience of designers.
These fabricated histories become the basis for how we position ourselves as designers in the world. Each piece of history also becomes the basis for a design competition that invites other designers to consider how their profession would address this particular future.
Ultimately, our work not only examines the future of design, but also questions the role that fact and evidence plays in how we percieve our own history and our place as designers within it. For all questions and competitions, please contact us at