2019 Projects > Futures Fragments
« After seeing Aarathi’s “humanitarian futures” video and reading the Octavia Butler short story shared by Mimi, I have decided what my gift to the Plurality University founders will be: my experience with young children of building an exhibition on the future of their city.
The gift collection is becoming quite a thing. It shows how diverse futures can be, how different contexts and approaches can produce very different futures on the same topic and also, how hard we all need to work in order to attract even more diverse people than our present crowd.
Anyway, through this, I also got to know several members better and even discussed my next project with three of them. I’ve also volunteered for the curation group that will work on the upcoming publication. »
“Futures Fragments” is a simple process whereby contributors are asked to « gift » a simple piece of content with the community – a postcard from a future that they find inspiring, that helps them think, act, create…
- The “fragments” can be in any digital form, they can be contents created by the member, or by someone else (with credits);
- To share a fragment, one just posts a file or link and adds a little information: credits, a very short description, “why I wanted to share this”, and tags;
- All content is immediately available on the website and can be commented;
- After enough fragments are collected, a collaborative curation process will work towards designing a publication and/or exhibit based on the collected work.
All Plurality University members, as well as other interested contributors, are invited to gift fragments; anyone can view and comment.
This project is a simple way to kickstart a community, facilitating interaction between people as well as building up common contents. It provides a content base for future projects: thematic projects, events, publications, mappings.
This project mostly happens online. The publication can also be coordinated online.