Villa Futuro

on-going artistic research

The digital platform “Villa Futuro” is an artistic research project creating an experiment of a society living in precarity, where people can live freely, organize themselves and interact with each other without the influence of hierarchical patterns from the outside world. The only limits are space, sparse resources and the ability of the inhabitants to find solutions in the community. Conceived as a transmedia storytelling project, “Villa Futuro” explores the heterotopic potential of the slum, art and media to imagine a shared future.

The project points out to the intrinsic relations between unreal and real: It tells the story of a fictional future slum called “Villa Futuro,” by engaging with the experiences of real slums. It creates the illusion of a shared space by creating a space of shared participation. It imagines a future that tries to reach a tacit knowledge of present reality.

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