Futures 2084

Banished Nature

Banished Nature

Author: María Luján Barrios

“In my list, to guide me with the work, I wrote down the following things:
*Skinny people looking like skulls, morphed with machinery. Sucked bodies with exaggerated beauty standards.
*Revealing clothing for women, made with metal.
*Dead flowers on the asphalt.
*Trash bins overflowing with garbage and abandoned “human” bodies. *Homes made with containers, one on top of the other, connected by construction stairs.
*Everyone has virtual reality with which they live every day.
*Uncovered spaces without green.
*Nature banished.”
María Luján Barrios


This imagination is part of the pedagogical proposal of the Ecenarro Turrillo Chair, Introducci√≥n al Conocimiento Proyectual 1 (ICP 1), Ciclo B√°sico Com√ļn (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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