SOCIAL HUB / What if…?
…cohabiting fostered new opportunities?
…I raised money from my living room?
…working were synonymous with advocacy?
…my avatar was more punctual than I am?
…a visit to the construction site began from the comfort of my sofa?
STUDIO / What if…?
…I could download Caribbean sunlight?
…I could visit the MoMa in my pajamas?
…walls didn’t exist?
…the next family reunion meant everyone being together, but in their own homes?
…I could see the Himalayas and the desert at the same time, from my very own window?
…I could run the NY marathon without getting on a plane?
KITCHEN / What if…?
…my lunch was being printed right now?
…fish were feeding our plants?
…my pantry had a life of its own?
…waste was tasteful?
….and what if we had a vegetable garden on our roof?
…my kitchen took care of me?
Ramy Fischler has taken a risk by choosing a forward-looking, sci-fi like installation to question future uses. During the fair, 5 people will act out what life will be like in the co-living spaces of the future. All year long, short narratives filmed during the event will stimulate reflection around this unique experiment.
As the world becomes increasingly fast-paced, the answers are becoming ever-more complex. Before starting to think about tomorrow’s products and services, we need to anticipate future trends in behaviour. Our technique is not an exact science, but rather a joint exploration process that gives rise to hypotheses we can then dramatise: we draft fictional stories featuring characters and contexts that bring future situations to life. The story may be pure fiction, but it’s an amazing tool for coming up with design inspiration. It’s also a highly direct and efficient way of communicating and disseminating ideas.
It’s a “behavioural laboratory” that turns the spotlight on shared living spaces, almost like a life-sized ideas pad, a kind of living display that examines what the future may hold. Five characters share the coliving space of the future and are exposed to different situations, objects and services that question our relationship with the world of tomorrow. My team and I haven’t set out to provide clearcut answers, but rather an open book that encourages each visitor to think about things themselves.
Friday 17 Jan. 2020 — 12:00 – 12:45
Ramy Fischler: design, and… action!
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