Futures 2084

Tied to a chair

Tied to a chair

Author: Natalia Bevaqcua

I think the first thing one notices is the ‘chair man’ that is in the middle of the sheet and that represents what I think society will be like in 2084: ‘fused/tied to a chair’. Man is always looking for comfort and I think that by that year we will be able to do everything without having to get up from our seats. From then on, he sees himself as the man the only thing he thinks about is money and how his life would be easier if he were just a millionaire and with life resolved. He thinks so much about that insignificant something that he is not even able to see what is happening around him, in the world in general. Global warming is something that is very present and it will not go away unless we act on it, since by 2084 this situation will be very serious and there will probably be no going back. Everything will be dependent on technology: our jobs, our social lives. All limited to the frame of a ten megapixel screen. We won’t have time for anything, not even to spend time with our loved ones, which will generate anxiety and, above all, stress.” Natalia Bevaqcua


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.

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