Today's innovations could be "redundant in five years" says curator of Designs for Different Futures - architecture and design

Today's innovations could be "redundant in five years" says curator of Designs for Different Futures



The Designs for Different Futures exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art collates projects that speculate on ways to tackle some of today's biggest issues ? including an arched pavilion designed for harvesting crickets, clothes that grow and a font illegible to computers.
Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works arranged into 11 categories
Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works that address the challenges and opportunities humans may encounter in the future in 11 categories: resources, generations, earths, bodies, intimacies, foods, jobs, cities, materials, power and data.
"Designs for Different Futures, deliberately plural, thinks about futures as multiple, socially located and contingent," curator Michelle Millar Fisher told Dezeen. The Foods section showcase a pavilion used for harvesting crickets, genetically modified foods and samples of edible human cells
"The idea was to centre it around things that shape our lives on a daily basis, so products and objects that we find, in our daily use, but also speculations on what comes next," she added.
Objects, concepts and ideas included in the showcase are intended to make visitors reflect on what might be to come, and explore a wide-range of issues, such as the impact of robotic technology, feeding the world's population and privacy.
Ouroboros Steak by Canadian scientist Andrew Pelling contemplates the idea of producing meat using human cells
"We started really thinking that it...
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