Futures 2084

Expansive Nature

Expansive Nature

Author: Briscila Álvarez

“A future where nature expands. For the year 2084, with this image I combined answers to various questions in different segments of it. I originally chose Times Square because when talking about time travel into the future, my first image was from the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”. In this installment there is a very clear scene in which Steve Rogers wakes up seventy years later and goes directly to Times Square to find another reality. The image and the acting that conveys that scene is what I wanted to show in this work. That’s why we can see this scene with him in the middle but with changes corresponding to sixty-two years from now. We all know that this iconic place is known to be visited by tourists. In 2084 it will be trafficked normally without any importance, but with much greener, without stores and with their usual advertisements, although they will not be given importance because most people will not look up. I proposed that there be no stores but warehouses since the clothing industry will be very scarce due to the lack of products and also, to help the environment, which will lead to not manufacturing a large quantity or new pieces of clothing. We will see everyone dressed in ordinary clothes. In addition, the buildings will stand out more than normal in this place since the purchases will all be made online or by the technology available at that time.” Briscila Álvarez


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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