Futures 2084

Here and Now

Here and Now

Author: Camila Fresco

“As I wrote in a little piece of my work, in my utopia there is less immediacy, more patience in the process, progress and enjoyment. I see a lot of frustration and the need to have everything quickly. I belong to the generation that grew up with reading and toys, when there were no smartphones yet. As I got older, technology increased at an astonishing rate. People are losing patience. You can’t even watch a movie anymore because it’s “too long.” Instead, they scroll reels or Tik Tok for hours because they are fast and short videos. To listen to a friend’s audio, we put it at double speed.” Camila Fresco


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.


Note: the title of this imagination has been granted by the editing area of 2084 Imagined Futures from the South. Since some of the imaginations have been presented without titles, we decided to give them one with the intention of helping to distinguish them.

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