The future never felt closer than it does today. A series of environmental, technological and social shifts are affecting today’s world and the human's role within it. The impact of the anthropogenic activity on the natural environment, the challenges of the increasing use of algorithmic systems in all sectors of life, and the growing asymmetries of power among territories and populations are central issues at stake. How possible is it to address the future and how intelligible are the changes already taking place? Which imaginaries and counter-fictions can influence what is yet to come?
Tomorrows is an ongoing exhibition project from Athens. It discusses the complexity of the future through the works of artists, architects and designers. It hosts video installations and architectural narratives, plans and models, 3d prototypes and wearables, that all tell stories about tomorrow’s possible worlds. Most of these scenarios focus on issues of the Mediterranean region, such as the economic crisis, the effects of climate change, and mass population movements. Tomorrows' projects are aiming to provoke discussions and are using the future as a tool that can assist in critically understanding present itself.
The venue of Tomorrows in Nantes was “La Cour,” the central space of Le Lieu Unique. The exhibition was hosted in the old biscuit factory where Petit-Beurre and Straw d'Or used to be made.
Participating artists, architects and designers: Constantinos A. Doxiadis / Stefania Strouza & The New Raw / Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke with ARTEKLAB, Geraldine Juárez, Darlene Farris-LaBar et Antonio Esparza / Design Earth / Heba Amin / Aristide Antonas / Zissis Kotionis / Zenovia Toloudi – Studio Z / Liam Young / Point Supreme / Takis Ch. Zenetos / Kyriaki Goni / Loukia Alavanou / Petros Moris / Lina Theodorou / AREA – Architecture Research Athens / James Bridle / Adam Harvey / !Mediengruppe Bitnik / Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis with Xueping Li, Erica Vinson, Dakota Pace and Seraphim Le / Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos / Pinar Yoldas.
Graphic design: Yorgos Rimenidis - Grid Office.
Photos: Nicolas Joubard – le lieu unique