2050 focuses on living conditions, related architecture and especially shifting social spaces towards the year 2050, and the Anthropocene.
In fact 2050 is a work series partly inspired by fieldtrips, sometimes in transdisciplinary collaborations with artists, scientists or architects reflecting on upcoming transformations of social and geo-political phenomena and challenges such as sub-urbanisation, migration, climate change, human rights, social decay, and so on.
The resulting works show flashes of my (sometimes ironic) visions of our globalized world or specific parts of the world according to the latest research or fieldtrip by using different art practices and formats, for instance interventions or installations like experimental landscapes including objects, video-pieces, lectures and photography.
Each realization called „module“ combines the overall concept of 2050 with particular situations including local characteristics of the global phenomena by fusing documentary with fictive moments.
This system could be built by appropriating already existing and established networks of (mostly) not-public spaces and locations which today are often owned by trans-national private corporations, like the world wide existing network of gas stations. The locations of gas stations, like a kind of a contemporary version of the historical caravanserai, are crystallisation points of our evermore migrating and nomadic society interfacing at transit-spaces that serve as global intersection points as well as hangouts for the local population. These spaces, non-places and other-places that exist already today, but refer to a certain future, to other possible societal conditions of an open society, without the classical structure of center and periphery, reflecting the challenges of our shifting and drifting world order after and under situations of crisis.