The Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology creates heirlooms for the future. At the lab, Sasha studies future scenarios and creates wearables in response to those futures. We are living in uncertain times, some might even say, ambiguous times. The Internet of Things is evolving into the Internet of Disposable Things. Our technology is becoming smaller and cheaper to produce. We are creating so much waste, and have no ways of processing it. What is the future we are creating for ourselves?
At the Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology, we want to create objects for you to preserve for future use. An antique heirloom is traditionally a used object which is preserved to be passed down to future generations to treasure, but its usefulness has typically passed. A future heirloom is an object whose usefulness has not been used up. You preserve your future heirloom for future use. And once it can no longer serve its purpose, it must be repurposed, recycled or revised.
Tell us about a future, and we’ll make you something to wear for that future.*This call is for Future Heirlooms that will be a part of an exhibition from September 23-December 16, 2022. You will not receive your Future Heirloom until after the exhibition has closed in December*.
Link to Participate:
Future Heirloom Form
Full Project Webpage:
The Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology has popped up at:
B2 Center for Media Arts and Performance, Boulder, CO
Responsible Fashion Series, Royal Academy of Art Antwerp, Belgium
Chicago Cultural Center
Upcoming Solo show at Salisbury University, Maryland