Futures 2084

Thinking the Future

Thinking the Future

Author: Silvia Brugnoli, Debora Funes, Eva Kaczan, Santiago Saboldelli



Design of cultural projects

Imagined futures

Participants: Silvia Brugnoli, Debora Funes, Eva Kaczan, Santiago Saboldelli


The exhibition ‚ÄúConnection with our roots‚ÄĚ was carried out by students of the Technique in Museology and Heritage Management. It takes place at the Instituto Superior No. 12 Gast√≥n Gori in the city of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz. It is based on the premise of comparing the past and the present, and this allows us to imagine the future of the city of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina.

As part of the professionalizing practices of the degree, the annual exhibition is carried out during the third year of study. To do this, research is carried out and in-depth based on different sources, which make it possible to plan and develop the project, seeking in this way to acquire relevant practice and experience.

If Santa Fe is observed as a derivation of a framework that was woven between the landscape, the native peoples and the conquerors, the images of nature and the events of history are the roots that connect with the struggles, the encounters and disagreements.

Papers and acetates, where the shapes that are part of the tangible and intangible, natural and cultural heritage of a territory are stamped. These images allow Santa Fe society to identify with a common past and present, with memories, emotions, values that unite and weave it.

From the conception of image as a source of information, the photographic record belonging to the collection of the Lidia Ferr√© Museum was selected, among its content we found slides and paper photos of churches, monoliths and landscapes from different places of the provincial historical heritage. The video also includes photographs from the exhibition ‚ÄúA little bird showed it to me‚ÄĚ, taken by the photographer Ema Sur that are part of the natural heritage of the region.

450 years after the founding of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, the exhibition hopes to honor the events experienced and add a legacy for future generations.

From this present, the exercise of imagining what the city would be like in 2084 is carried out.

We visualize a city with more green spaces, extending towards the islands and rivers that surround it.
Its inhabitants would have fewer hours of work and more free time in order to enjoy more cultural spaces and meeting centers for the community.
Replacing cars with trains, public buses and bicycles would lead to the modification of current fossil fuels with renewable energies. Noise pollution produced by cars would be reduced, allowing greater interaction with nature.
All possible means would be used to ensure that the historic architecture was preserved as the city’s cultural heritage. The new buildings would be built with ecological materials, typical of the natural environment, which would reduce the energy expenditure used to air condition them.
Citizens would have access to housing and public services and equal conditions, which would facilitate a better quality of life, thinking of a friendly city that adapts to the diversities of bodies and identities.

The expository work was carried out with the guidance of the teachers.
Professors: Melisa Busaniche, Diana Clara Martinez
Assistants: Marcelo Allende, Leonardo Fanelli, Carla Marty

Students who carried out the exhibition “Conexi√≥n con nuestras ra√≠ces” (Connection with our roots)
Erika Alberto, Silvia Brugnoli, Deborah Funes, Santiago Saboldelli, Eva Kaczan

Thanks: Emma South for providing her photographic records as part of the Exhibition ‚ÄúMe lo cont√≥ un pajarito‚ÄĚ (A little bird told me so)

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