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SXSW 2022

2050 Museum of the Absurd: A Speculative Workshop

Welcome to the 2050 Museum of the Absurd. Come aboard this expedition where you will be the archeological curator of the wildest, most unreasonable and illogical decisions made by society within the past 50 years. A denim jeans, representing the water distress we face in the 2050's. A hamburger that caused biodiversity loss. A single use plastic that led to the climate refugee crisis. The objects in the museum will help us understand how our everyday decisions have brought us face-to-face with humankind's greatest challenges in 2050. In this immersive theatrical workshop, participants will become archeologists and co-creators, using practical tools and methodologies to question the present status quo, speculate about future outcomes, and encourage us to radically reimagine our reality.

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  1. Increase our capacity to draw upon our intuitive intelligence when making decisions about the present and the future.
  2. Engage with different visions and scenarios for humanity's future challenges, envisioned by the world's leading futures thinkers.
  3. Employ a methodological tool to elaborate scenarios and future artifacts, question assumptions about the future and explore alternative outcomes.



Vanessa Mathias, Co-Founder, White Rabbit

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: 2050
  • Track 2 Culture
  • Level: Intermediate
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