The Museum of the Future Past

This archive of the Future Past maps the coming 25 years of personal and renewable energy. It illustrates four speculative social phenomena – Fans, Tribes, Radicals and Idlers. Who will choose the future and write history?


 

In this traveling archive, the Museum of the Future Past maps the next 25 years of personal and renewable energy in a delicate balance between a forecast and a road-map. On this path to 2050, the museum illustrates four speculative social phenomena – Fans, Tribes, Radicals and Idlers.

Fans are the instigators of personal energy creation, dedicated to their chosen field. When Fans come together they form powerful Tribes – people connected by shared interest. Radicals are individuals who oppose the mass; and Idlers are laggards who are last to adopt new ways of living.

This archive holds many future stories to tell. A curator must choose which objects and stories which should be told. All the futures are possible, but which are probable? If e.on were curating the exhibition,, which would they choose? Which stories are profitable, and which are preferable? How will we choose the future and write history?

The MOFP was featured in the Volkskrant during Dutch Design Week – suggested by Sarah van Sonsbeeck

 

 

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