Fictions spéculatives pour l'avenir méditerranéen

March 27th - June 2nd, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes -FR

Co-directed by Le Lieu Unique and Onassis STEGI -Athens
Curated by: Daphne Dragona, Panos Dragonas
Scenography: Panos Dragonas, Varvara Christopoulou

Pinar Yoldas. The Kitty AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance.

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?

Entrance view Constantinos A. Doxiadis. Ecumenopolis. Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke with ARTEKLAB, Geraldine Juárez, Darlene Farris-LaBar and Antonio Esparza. The 3D additivist cookbook: On Mediterranean post-natures and the cultural now. Aristide Antonas. Concrete Bed System.

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.

Zenovia Toloudi/Studio Z. Silos(e)scapes. Takis Ch. Zenetos. Electronic Urbanism. Kyriaki Goni. The Aegean Datahaven: A collaborative platform in the archipelago.

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.

Point Supreme. Totems. Liam Young. Tomorrrow's Storeys. AREA Architecture Research Athens. Victoria: Way in / Way out.

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.

Loukia Alavanou. New Horizons - Pilot. Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis with Erica Vinson, Xueping Li, Seraphim Le and Dakota Pace. Air Shake. Zissis Kotionis. Hot_Camp: A Trans Urban Block. !Mediengruppe Bitnik. Ashley Madison Angels At Work in Athens.

Graphic design: Yorgos Rimenidis - Grid Office.

Photos: Nicolas Joubard – le lieu unique