Futures 2084

Observe the present to propose futures

Observe the present to propose futures

Author: Teo Cavalli

“I propose that you look outside the 13 x 6, 16 x 10 or 19 x 14 frame of the cell phone, that you notice the tree that is behind you. Waiting for attention, it shakes its leaves. Curious, it leaves colors outside its composition to reflect them to us. Observing in this way, the tree proposes a 2084 where happiness is present and curious people¬†intervene, participate and take ownership of the space they inhabit, claiming its meanings. Observe that happiness is not hidden behind anything. It is shown in front of the pure smiles. Observe how a kiss feels and where it takes you; observe what the encounters with your loved ones and the sunset are like. I propose that we observe our present to propose a PROJECTUAL 84, projecting happiness as the root of our colorful tree.” Teo Cavalli


This imagination is part of the pedagogical proposal of the Ecenarro Turrillo Chair, Introducci√≥n al Conocimiento Proyectual 2 (ICP 2) [Introduction to Project Knowledge 1], Ciclo B√°sico Com√ļn (CBC), Universidad de Buenos Aires UBA. It corresponds to a sketch exercise done in 2023, linked to the Program 2084: Imagined Futures from the South.

Students were invited to dream and develop utopias with the motto of traveling to the future, the year 2084, and propose imaginations/transformations, understanding that design and its project disciplines are tools to improve contemporary and everyday living, with a sustainable commitment.

The teaching team was made up of Graciela Ecenarro, Andrea Santangelo, Silvina de Gennaro, Juan I. Cabello, Florencia de la Quintana, Natalia Naredo, Luciana Quartaruolo, Santiago Ortí, Andrea López, Natalia Ardissone and Mateo Olabarrieta.

Note: given that some of the imaginations have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to other imaginations that do have them, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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