Heroic Modernism, Atemporality, Design Fiction, Network Culture, Retrofuturism & spaceships.

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If the future is gone, what past is expecting us?

Try to imagine New York in its future if the manipulation of the urban context and its architectural objects, joined with its inhabitants, will be influenced by SPACE and TIME. In the formulation of your project proposal, you can follow one of these two themes, or combine them:

1. FROM PAST TO FUTURE What went wrong? Imagine the city of New York from manipulation and time deviation of a critical phase of its past and rewrite a new and correct future with consequent changes to the natural ecosystem, social and architectural history of the city

2. FROM FUTURE TO PAST An anacronistic future? Imagine New York City starting with the already compromised future – accepting the failure of our futuristic aspirations – and describe your idea of a city of tomorrow that will have to come to terms with the relentless advance of technology and the parallel regression of the social life of its inhabitants, but that has a great opportunity to really change the system by replacing all that is outsourcing into insourcing.

(Source: cityvision-competition.com)