Tomorrows – Urban fictions for possible futures
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 reorganised 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?
Among others, the Tomorrows exhibition features artist who have also been part of previous transmediale editions, such as Shu Lea Cheang, Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, Aristide Antonas, Metahaven, Liam Young, Tobias Revell, and James Bridle. Tomorrows is curated by Daphne Dragona.
Opening: 16 May 2017
Exhibition period: 17 May to 16 July 2017
Address: Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)