33 works of artists, architects and designers tell stories about tomorrow’s possible worlds.
“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. Life in the urban environment is reorganized thanks to intelligent systems constantly processing human and machinic behavior. 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 the human be in the rapid transformations of the urban and natural environment?”
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 in the present.
Two important works from the '60s stand out: Electronic Urbanism by the architect Takis Ch. Zenetos and Ecumenopolis by the architect and urban planner, Constantinos A. Doxiadis.
Thomas Doxiadis participates in the exhibition’s catalogue with his narrative Eight keywords for tomorrow, giving food for thought on the place of humans in the ”post-natural realm” of tomorrow.
Curated by: Daphne Dragona, Panos Dragonas Coordination: Christos Carras Organized by: Konstantina Soulioti
Exhibition Design: Panos Dragonas, Varvara Christopoulou
Opening: 16 MAY 2017 | 20:00
17 MAY – 16 JUL 2017 | 12:00-21:00
Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
Event hosted by Onassis Cultural Centre Athens
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