What are the possible, imaginable and
preferable futures of rurality?
How will rural environments change in the near future through the impacts of the global phenomena that are taking place in our planet, like climate change, migrations, new technologies, energy issues, the mutation of cities and of work and the transformation of economy?
Using tools of speculative design, we were tasked with researching the town of Arjeplog in northern Sweden to imagine what the future could be like. Taking into consideration cultural traditions, spatial attributes, and climate projections, we crafted a future based on six societal values:
Maintain Age Equality
Care for Community
Respect the Wild
This project was featured in the 26th Biennial of
Design (BIO 26) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Organized by Speculative Edu
(Mentor) Frederico Biggio
Photo by SpeculativeEdu