WHAT: Artists, architects and designers weave stories about the cities of tomorrow, presenting both utopian and dystopian scenarios about what may lie ahead of us, in a thought-provoking 3-month exhibition staged by the Onassis Cultural Centre.
The future never felt closer than it does today. A series of environmental, technological and social shifts are changing the planet and forcing us to reassess our place on it. The Earth resembles a city which keeps on sprawling outwards while other areas are abandoned due to climate change and extreme socio-political conditions. Artificial ecologies promise to counterbalance the impact of the anthropogenic activity on the natural environment and to meet the needs of an ever-growing global population.
But what do these changes really mean for the future? What will the role of humans be in the rapid transformations of the urban and natural environment?
Tomorrows focuses on the multiple aspects that the future presents for us today. It features works by artists, architects and designers who tell stories about tomorrow’s possible worlds, discussing the fears and hopes of their inhabitants. Trends of the present provide a starting point for hypothetical—and often exaggerated—scenarios.
The narratives touch on techno-natural environments, new types of shells for humans and other living beings, the emergence of a data-driven society, and the redefinition of the role of the human in relation to nature and technology.
The show includes video installations and architectural narratives; drafts, plans and prototypes; small-scale mock ups and models of hypothetical systems; wearables and 3D print-outs. Through different hypotheses and stories addressing the future, the show seeks to spotlight practices, methods and tools which encourage a critical engagement with changes happening already today.
WHEN: From May 16-July 16. Opening hours from midday to 9pm.
WHERE: Diplarios School, Theatrou sq 3, Athens, www.sgt.gr