The image of tomorrow is split between Promethean visions of glossy, technocratic utopias and fatalistic apocalypse. Our culture tells us it’s easier to imagine dreams of conquest or collapse rather than less assertive speculations. We face a poverty of alternative images, where the future has been atomized, colonized, and annexed into an economy of market-driven visions.
This thesis explores how architecture conspires with cultural landscapes to inflect these predominant myths of futurity. It asks, in an age of bifurcated futures – and a wetter, drier, hotter world – how shall we dream together?
How can the act of futuring be messy, temporal, and unpredictable?
This project imagines, through the medium of film, how non-Euclidean ideas might inform alternative ways of public dreaming. It explores how acts of rupture and encounters with the Weird, the chimeric, and the irrational might generate more emancipatory utopias.