Poznan Design Festival
May 11–19, 2018 | Poznan, PL
Wawa Design Festival
September 7-11, 2018 | Warsaw, PL
Bel Air 2058 is a curatorial project bridging the gap between speculation and experience, embedding knowledge through the paradigm of experiential futures. Designed as a multi-staged set of questions that originates in micro (everyday life) and confronts the audience with macro (plausible realities) that is yet to come but is rooted in the immediate now. Each step (a decision) leads to another one and ultimately results in what the future might look like, based on personal choices. The project takes into consideration contemporary and near-future emerging technologies in transportation, shared economies, cryptocurrencies and social systems as well as environmental deterioration.
The shelf acts as a diagram that shows tendencies and the most plausible scenario. Scenarios are not forecasts nor prophecies, but stories to embody potential challenges and opportunities..