ORACLE guides you through a micro-kosmos of historical developments, long-term trends, and possible disruptions in economy and mobility in an effort to answer ‘what’s next?’.
The light installation consists of 200 sqm of voile wrapped around a timber spiral room. Walking through the installation, the story of our future thinking reveals itself in projections and audio fragments from experts and visionaries on the past, present and future.
ORACLE displays real data from the past and present to show how our perspective on the future is often distorted by the ‘now’. While trends and forecasts offer exciting opportunities or daunting challenges, it remains difficult to predict the actual scope of these changes. For in the ‘now’ there’s only place for one possible future. The installation uses 10 projectors with a combined resolution of 18000 × 2100 pixels
During the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 (IABR), PBL (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) presented an installation about the past, the present and the future of urban and spatial planning.
How can one plan for the future, based on what you know from the past and the present?
The installation displays real data from the past and present to show how our perspective on the future is often distorted by the ‘now’.
We created a microcosmos with particles that float throughout the 30 meter long installation, in a continuous loop. The seemingly random particles are all part of infographics that take shape at one moment in time, on a specific location in the installation.
The Netherlands Assessment Agency
Concept & Strategy : Emina Sendijarevic
Architecture: Akshara Verma
Graphic Design/ Animation:
Studio Van Onna x Johannes Verwoerd
Techincal supervisor: Peejee Doorduin
Video/ Interviews : Mals Media
Photography: Jordi Huisman