Mementos from a Better Future
A Future Places project (2016)
The Mementos from a Better Future workshop intended for its participants to exercise a belief in The Future through design fiction. Participants were invited to create, using their preferred media (words, images, sounds, digital collages, &etc.) artifacts from a future archive documenting some of the struggles that made Utopia possible. These artifacts were to be grounded in tangible possibility (no extropian digital mind uploads, if you will, or other kinds of transcendental hypotheses).
Envisioning present day struggles as past victories, participants will envision a Future regained, a Future freed from current projections of anxiety.