Guidelines of the Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is under construction. The Museum of the Future is built in time rather than space, activating local nodes of creative speculation about the future. Its heritage does not consist of a compilation of objects from the past with global historical or aesthetic value, but of local impressions of the future with creative, speculative and cultural value. This museum does not necessarily accumulate and preserve heritage from the past but rather communicates and redistributes imaginations of a future that is not necessarily technological spawned as a creative game on the everyday.
The heritage of the Museum of the Future is unspecific and at the same time absolutely necessary. The founding idea of this museum is playful speculation about Latin American identity.
This Museum of the Future, rather than documenting the futures of the Latin American past, opens a series of local public calls for creative production on imagined futures, and invites the sharing of speculative creative collective experiences, community future laboratories. We use the idea of the contemporary museum as a metaphor to structure a collective work.
The Museum of the Future has five operational functions for the general 2084 project: 1) conservation (digital archives about the future); 2) curation (narrative threads); 3) production (publication); 4) mediation (liaison with and between local audiences); and 5) communication (dissemination).
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 an input 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, Online, Research, Urban Development