Futures 2084

A Utopian but Achievable Future

A Utopian but Achievable Future

Author: Manuel DĂ­az Varela

“The slogan of 2084 Imagined Futures awakened in me the notion that we build the future from the present and that we can start imagining it. My proposal is an utopian future because it is desirable, but at the same time, one that I consider achievable. It is about a city in which everything is adapted for the best coexistence with the environment, maintaining comfort and technological development, with a pleasant public space, more focused on people than on cars. In addition, the connection between urban centers is carried out by very efficient trains that replace all roads and highways, do not pollute and protect natural environments where no animal can be harmed by their cause.” Manuel Diaz Varela

This imagination is part of the pedagogical proposal of the Ecenarro Turrillo Chair, IntroducciĂłn al Conocimiento Proyectual 1 (ICP 1), Ciclo BĂĄsico ComĂșn (CBC), Universidad de Buenos Aires UBA. It corresponds to the initial sketch exercise of the first semester of 2022, linked to the Program 2084 Imagined Futures from the South.

Students were invited to dream and develop utopias with the precept 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 composed by Graciela Ecenarro, Andrea Santangelo, Silvina de Gennaro, Juan I. Cabello, Florencia de la Quintana, Natalia Naredo, Luciana Quartaruolo, Santiago OrtĂ­, Andrea LĂłpez y Natalia Ardissone.

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