We started the session today by re-approaching the scenarios we sketched yesterday in order to take them beyond the initial thinking and refresh the stories. Changeist introduced us to a method, the “future-wheel”, which allows some probing for deeper implications of a key change in a possible futures.
- Nation states breaking down
- Editable people with open source genetic database
- Community run rooftop farming zones in high diversity environments
- Borders becoming more fluid
These above key changes were investigated in first, second and third order implications and became the center of four worlds which were inhabited in a next stage, moving from a scenario to a situation, then into characters and stories.
During the final stage of today we examined the inhabited situations to come up with “stuff” (objects, media, artefacts,..) which represent the situation described in the scenario. The concentration shifted from concepts to objects and we have a base established for prototyping possible future fragments tomorrow at MCAST Mosta. The planned prototypes take the scenarios and pick up on stimulating and special elements of those possible futures. It will be interesting.
“Exploring a Post-Citizenship Future” is part of “PRESENTS OF THE FUTURE”, a project embracing a series of activities in Malta and Gozo, which build upon one another to think out load about possible futures of Europe investigating the unique perspectives of Malta.
Presents of the Future is part of the cultural program of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the support of Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation.