We all know the choices we make today can impact on our future. In this program we explore the complex processes through which we put a value on future developments.
Imagine Los Angeles as a city of parks and green-spaces; or a metropolis where cars are eschewed for light rail. Both scenarios were once seriously considered by city authorities and then rejected. Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are putting the final touches on an exhibition called ‘Never built LA’ – an exploration of what the great city could have been if town planners and politicians had chosen a different path.
Economist and philosopher, Fabien Medvecky, helps us understand why bad decisions about the future may actually have been sound decisions in their time.
And Marina Gorbis, from The Institute Of The Future, explains how their Foresight Engine project can aid us in becoming more ‘future literate’.
Greg Goldin, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine.
Sam Lubell, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper.
Fabien Medvecky, Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of The Institute For The Future.
Never Built LA- Exhibition Details (http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt)
Fabien Medvecky’s profile (http://uq.academia.edu/FabienMedvecky)
Institute For The Future (http://www.iftf.org/home/)
Foresight Engine project (http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/foresight-toolkit/collaborative-forecasting-games/foresight-engine/)