Looking back is often about big changes and giant leaps forward. Yet, looking forward is usually about small steps and barriers. Onur Can Tepe and Esther Estevez aim to change this with an interactive machine that spits out letters from 2050. Whoever reads them will dare to dream big for the future.
90 Letters from 2050 looks beyond sustainable energies and circular economies, but towards a shift in political and economic balances as a result of these new habits of producing things. Changes in the systems we live in will change the cities as well. The project is a world-building exercise, based on the situations and developments expected to happen until 2050. Individual narratives of 90 people will be built by means of imagining their life in 2050 and translating these narratives into individual letters. By reading the letters and hearing about life in 2050, the reader will be able to better imagine the post-fossil city, in its social, economic and political context.
Onur Can Tepe