Futures 2084

Between progress and nostalgia

Between progress and nostalgia

Author: Fernando Gabriel BenĂ­tez

“Different objectives could be determined for the year 2084. We will have technological progress in two facets. When creating our room we will seek comfort and communication with it, thus generating a home automation room, which proposes that the human being depends 100 per percent of it. On the other hand, animals and their advanced intelligence, exploited through space travel and being able to be modified by “scientific goods”. As if that were not enough, encounters between friends and the human body are probably also affected by technology, through encounters through platforms and/or holograms. Regarding the human body, there is a high probability that it will be genetically modified, since it will try to use 100 percent of our capabilities, both physically and mentally; seek brute force or intelligence beyond what is known. However, the second facet is in charge of the nostalgia for the past, the today that at that time is considered past. Fashion, fun, probably none of that is like today. The emotion and style that is seen today will be lost, since every day the human being advances and forgets different aptitudes.” Fernando Gabriel BenĂ­tez


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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