Between 2000 and 2007, the Office of International Programs Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (FADU UBA), together with the International Institute of Environment and Development, IIED-Latin America, launched and implemented the Buenos Aires 2050 project. Aimed at the university and educational communities and other sectors in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, it intended to foster thinking about the future of the city in the medium term.
A series of calls were made, encouraging various social sectors and age groups to imagine the future of Buenos Aires, expressing their hopes and expectations, wishes and fears. The results were presented in various public exhibitions and were published in 2008 by the FADU UBA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the OLA, in the book, Buenos Aires 2050: images of the future / decisions of the present. The contents are the result of the works of neighbors, students, scientists and professionals who lived or worked at the time in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Museum of the Future is part of the project 2084 MOFIS (Movement of Imagined Futures from the South). It is a specific mechanism to address one of the four activities of this project: to gather and share imaginations of the future activated in different communities in various Latin American cities. The 2084 project takes the creative samples shared through this museum as inputs to build dialogues between citizens and specialists from different cities. These dialogues will produce documented knowledge that will be connected with decision makers, converting the results of the calls into pragmatic inputs to transfer the results to government agencies and other interested actors.
Calls, Community Participation, Future, Identity, Research, Urban Development, Urban Planning