Futures 2084

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Author: Karen SophĂ­a Gaibor Burbano

Within 62 years the changes in the human form will not be so visible, but the skin is goin to be sensitive because pollution will cover most of the sun. Breathing naturally will be almost impossible. Spaces can be set at any temperature to make all species feel comfortable. Even so, they will make their way by adapting and surviving, but not as we know them now. Communicating has never been so easy and with the latest advances in teleportation technology the world is in the palm of your hand and other worlds are closer. Getting energy is very cheap, but water is a limited resource and now everyone knows it. It is evident that the world is trying to get rid of humans faster than they can save themselves, but it can still be solved. For now surviving is the most important thing in 2084. My work proposes a version of the future focused on minimalist architecture, in conjunction with nature and green spaces. Technology plays a predominant role and fashion is transformative.” Karen SophĂ­a Gaibor Burbano


This imagination is part of the pedagogical proposal of the Ecenarro Turrillo Chair, IntroducciĂłn al Conocimiento Proyectual 1 (ICP 1), Ciclo BĂĄsico ComĂșn (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 OrtĂ­, Andrea LĂłpez 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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