Futures 2084

Antagonistic Futures

Antagonistic Futures

Author: Ornella Cassano

“My work presents two possible futures. One of them, embodied in the number 84 (being 2084 the year we had to imagine), shows a future in which flora, fauna, humans and everything that this last implies (community, equality, culture, clothing, etc.) coexist in a healthy and united way. Technology is used in a positive way and pollution can be reduced. On the other hand, what is around 84, shows another completely opposite possibility (the one I believe most likely), in which technology is used in an abusive way, in such a way that it takes control over us, and the contamination grows reaching everything, ending what could be that good future that we see in the center of work”. Ornella Cassano


This imagination is part of the pedagogical proposal of the Ecenarro Turrillo Chair, Introducción al Conocimiento Proyectual 1 (ICP 1), Ciclo Básico Común (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 Ortí, Andrea López y Natalia Ardissone.

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