Artist Highlight: The Museum of Natural Futures
NATURAL FUTURE: TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURE
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. It covers an estimated surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers, an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France. And it is REAL!
Now… what if:‘From all over the world, people displaced by climate change have answered the call of the Pacific Islanders: to make a new life harvesting the Great Garbage Patch. Now they extract and remould microplastics from the ocean and grow biomaterials from seaweed – building a new culture of being, living, and floating.’
and it is an exceptional project by The Museum of Natural Futures.
Once you take a look at it you can not stop thinking about it. The dystopian visions of the future Earth are all over the place, but how about using the generative AI to flip the coin and make a story about how we, as a human race, could be benefiting from its power and don’t get stuck in oddity and weirdness.
In their own words:‘The Museum of Natural Futures is working towards a cultural reality (of politics and entertainment) where the default state of the future is not skewed towards dystopia but rather a plurality of desirable scenarios in times of overlapping crises, speculative and design fiction can serve as save spaces for storytelling and worldbuilding of livable futures defined by diversity, community and sustainability’
To read and see the whole story and some more of the great ideas behind The Museum of Natural Futures make sure to visit their Instagram account! Enjoy.