Local Cosmopolitans reconnects with the genius loci, a need to operate within the existing context, a sense of place, of connectivity and belonging. In 2072 we’ve learned from the past, contributed to the locally important briefs, and act as Local Cosmopolitans.
Earthly Promises demonstrates a more-than-human design approach, using natural processes as the base of design: a dive into the earth beneath us, and into the time beyond the human impact. In 2072 we’ve stopped exploiting our planet and are co-existing with its natural processes as Earthly Promises.
Urban Biotopes focuses on the densification and decentralization of our inner cities – and by doing so creates a maximally diverse biotope that benefits us all. In 2072 we’ve created cities where everything is connected; from vast built super-surfaces to small mobility connections and automated living pods, and from civic gardens to a caring metropolis of health networks. Diverse organisms live together in Urban Biotopes.
Social Ecologies engages with social and societal issues – sometimes provocatively – by initiating dialogue about the politics of our designed environment. In 2072 architects actively anticipate and co-create with communities, they initiate debates leading to innovative projects and collective knowledge networks, and shape new Social Ecologies.
Flourishing Landscapes tries not only to use the available, renewable resources, but most of all to generate productive landscapes that add resources and purpose. In 2072 our supply chains are sustainable (food)production systems that have a low impact on our spatial environment and create hybrid, stacked, and connected Flourishing Landscapes.