FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'
Imagining possible futures and our hunger for realising them are as old as human civilization. In the twenty-first century our collective futures in cities are a vital consideration for humanity and the planet. When is the future for our cities made? Is our fate as urban dwellers fixed in position by decisions and actions already taken? Or predetermined by irreversible global environmental collapse? How many urban futures are there for Christchurch? Can the future be altered and who can shape it? How can today’s presence in the city transition into a ‘permanent’ future?
The Transitional movement in Christchurch is built on the premise that alternative futures for this city and all cities can be explored in three-dimensional space by those who choose to implement their ideas in the present. FESTA 2014 proclaims that we don’t need to wait for the future, futures can be present now and will be live.
“The only way you can predict the future is to build it” Alan Kay (1940-), computer scientist