Futures 2084

Trashumante

Trashumante

Author: Angela Britez Morales, Luciano Enriquez

The serious consequences of climate change are a latent reality. The average temperatures of the earth have exceeded all the forecasts of past generations and the cities have slowly depopulated. People have left in search of new territories to inhabit.
A network of professionals, artists, artisans, trades and people with common interests have built a school. In it they share their knowledge and collectively experience a different way of living. For the nomadic community, knowledge is a common good and its construction is shared, it is learned by doing.

Manifest

We search, we search, we search… There is no goal in this constellation of possibilities. Getting lost in this network allows us to know the spaces in shadows and keep moving.
Thinking of a future where human beings have not lost their curiosity, we believe, is what will allow our survival. The gestation of the path, through the delivery of being. We are at the roots, in our substantial way of living. Creativity is in each and everyone, technological developments empower us if they are to be used, be careful! let’s not fall prisoners of our own intelligence, artifice cannot subdue being.
This collective device transmits on the way, the links of the chain that generates the union between the individual and the community. Each of the subjects that are part of this construct (built from within), give their essence so that growth is for everyone, prior to everything, in community.
The rise in temperature that took place during this period of time fueled the movement: it brought us together and made us rethink how we inhabit, how we learn. That which creates the path that allows us to move forward, the action that is needed to grow. The virtue of thinking about the future, the counterpart to imperviousness, that what approaches and unites the whole.
We want culture to be the fundamental element to safeguard, it is the ingredient that every community has as a background. It is comprised of parts that are allowed to change, that is transmitted from one generation to the next, but mutates based on needs and desires, without ceasing to be their identity.
Perhaps we can think about the construction from the point of view of the ephemeral, because: do we wish to remain through matter or through experience? What is the ephemeral… other more than life?
Welcome to TRASHUMANTES

 

This community has settled in the Patagonian desert, between Lake Buenos Aires and the Rio Pintura canyon. Although their whereabouts are not fixed, they have found in the south of our country, lands with few traces of human intervention, seeking to cohabit with the environment. They migrate just like animals in search of food and better weather conditions depending on the time of year. They do it in a device called “Transhumante”, where there is not only dynamism in the way of relating and educating, but also as of columns, similar to stems and/or legs of animals that allow them to move, move with the desire to search new horizons where to continue building knowledge. Having spaces that mutate according to needs, with the virtue of expansion and growth.

The chosen case study is the Miralles Lecture Hall at the University of Vigo in Spain, from the EMBT study (Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue). From it we have taken the search for the raised lighting and its relationship with the ground, discarding its interior spaces, which we believe are too rigid for what we want to propose in our fiction, for which we decided to deprive the TRANSHUMANTE device of internal dividing walls and static areas, in order to allow change depending on the desire of the community. In addition, it has dissociated automatic fragments that can be added to the central units, if their growth is necessary (Hence the meaning of the name: TRASHUMANTE)
Ideas such as the Archigram studio’s Walking City, Theo Jensen’s automats, the dreamlike ideas of Dalí and Leonora Carrington’s surrealist paintings were investigated. With points in common with the ideals of the Open City of Chile, and Björk’s art.

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This work was carried out as part of 2022’s 2nd quarter course Ficciones Futuras at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU UBA).

Cátedra Ficciones Futuras: Francisco Hesayne, Profesor titular; Agustina Giambelluca, Jefa de trabajos prácticos; Santiago Albarracín, Jefe de trabajos prácticos; Agustina Pía López, Jennifer Kazár, Agustín Poch, docentes.

 

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