Futures 2084

Insulating Spheres

Insulating Spheres

Author: Camila Caputto

“In my proposal, I wanted to represent a more advanced future, but not too surreal. I believe that significant changes occur over a very long process, and 62 years seem insufficient. In 2084, I imagine Avenida 9 de Julio filled with advertisements and lights around the Obelisk, even more than now; advertising will be massive. I envision cars operating without wheels, enhancing traffic agility. There would be some private spacecraft, but they’d only be accessible to the upper class due to their high cost, either for licensing or the vehicle itself. People would need to use plastic spheres because of the numerous diseases caused by overpopulation; these spheres would create the necessary social distance for daily life. As for the universe, planets would be so close that they’d appear on a grand scale from our perspective, and astronomy would have advanced significantly”. Camila Caputto


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: given that some of the imaginations have been delivered without titles, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a title with the intention of matching them with others that do have, helping to distinguish them.

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