Futures 2084

Post-War

Post-War

Author: Lucca Ignacio Alvarez Costoya

“It was a crisp morning in 2084 when the world was still suffering from the after-effects of a devastating Third World War, which four years ago had almost ended life on Earth forever. This war had affected almost everyone living in Europe, Asia and North America. This report is given from the Cuban station, a country that currently remains one of the most benefited. However, as in old civilizations, we must leave a trace of our existence and we are going to do that with this report:
Well, today we are going to tell you how humans live today. Specifically, a country that emanates a lot of curiosity for the countries that endured the catastrophe is Spain. A country that was rarely targeted by the Russians or the Americans, much less the Chinese or Asians. This is the European country that is currently in the worst position since it was the only one that survived the great war, which, if there was any doubt, wiped out more than fifty percent of the human population. Currently, humans who were not affected, such as Argentines, Cubans, Australians, etc., live comfortably with a little less resources but adapted to the lack of trade with other countries. That is why today we focus on Spain, a country that, although it did not receive nuclear attacks, suffered from a lack of food and basic raw materials. Although it may seem obvious, looking at the story of life, these Spaniards decided to go to the countryside and start a new life. This is the most important thing since we are going to leave the rest up to the next generations. With this … the Cuban station says goodbye”. Lucca Ignacio Alvarez Costoya

 

Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: “Imagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.”
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Note: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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