Please post an image or text of an imagined idea of the future 400 years from now.
Email your post to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The profession of the architect is being redefined within the current paradigm shift. In this century (the twenty-first), there is a rapid acceleration of change occurring due to the dynamism of shared information and technologies that were once just mere science fiction. For my thesis, I am interested in studying the impact that these continuous paradigm shifts will have on social organization and humanity, alluding to a completely transformed idea of architecture and the profession.
In my analysis, an architect is currently defined as an optimistic idealist in the way that they; critique the present, uncover the issues, imagine a semi-biased, utopic future, and further design buildings as catalysts to redirect the present into that future.
In the past, when dealing with a site analysis, “existing conditions” were the extent of the task. Now, the site analysis must look further into the future. On average the architect looks 5-30 years into the future. I want you to look at a future 400 years ahead!
I have created this blog to collect a small sample of “future 400” ideas in hopes of presenting them to http://www.archdaily.com/. I think that it is important for architects to design structures that will last well into a future, 400 years from now. Whether it is; comedic, serious, 10 posts, your own image, a link, someone else’s ideas (reference required)…etc, the experiment is anonymous and on.
This is a call to you !