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2084 IMAGINED FUTURES 

2084 OCCUPY THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE HAS NO OWNER YET:
IT BELONGS TO THOSE WHO IMAGINE IT

OCCUPY THE FUTURE!

The 2084 Imagined Futures​ program invites us to occupy the future of Latin American cities by activating the imagination of those whose voices have not been heard.

This is a tool for the appropriation of the future. Understood as current fields of dispute, inclusive futures require including the aspirations of society as a whole and not only of the sectors that have used their “capacity to aspire” (Appadurai, 2004). To ensure that the future includes everyone, we must activate the imagination of those who are not usually listened to and invite them to occupy the daily life of the future.

 

General objectives

1. Activate
Activation local nodes for creative and playful speculation over the future of daily life focusing on people and communities traditionally unheard. In alliance with a series of educational and cultural institutions in several Latin American cities, the program offers a series of open calls to creatively express wishes, hopes, dreams and fears over daily life in the year 2084 in your city.
“Go to 2084, come back and tell us what it is like.”

2. Share
We will share local imaginations of the futures of daily life through their digital publication at the «Museum of the Future«. This museum will share and connect diverse local imaginations of the future with creative, speculative and cultural value. We will use the idea of the museum as a metaphor for the collective task of building a museum under permanent construction.

3. Talk and learn
The library of imaginations of the future shared from different locations will be an input to generate broad dialogue and new learning between and among people in different cities. The project will document these processes of dialogue and learning by citizens and specialists, facilitating new connections and offering critical reflections on the multiple futures.

4. Connect
The activities of activating, sharing, talking and learning will lead to another goal: connecting the imaginations of the voiceless with decision makers about the future of cities. 2084 Imagined Futures will transform the results of the calls and dialogues into pragmatic inputs to transfer the results of the program to governments and other interested parties.

 

Participating institutions (in alphabetical order)

· Fundación Furbán (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
· Icesi (Cali, Colombia)
· Ministerio de Cultura, Argentina
· Museo La Tertulia (Cali, Colombia)
· The New School University (New York, Estados Unidos)
· Universidad de Antioquía (Medellín, Colombia)
· Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
· Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Córdoba, Argentina)
· Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)
· Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)
· Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo, UMET (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
· Universidad Nacional La Plata (La Plata, Argentina)

 

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