Current Project phase:

  • 1 1: Initiate Phase
  • 2 2: Nominate Phase
  • 3 3: Improve Phase
  • 4 4: Triumph Phase
  • 5 5: Accelerate Phase
  • 6 6: Make it Happen Phase
Track: Creative Professional
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Future Vision: educational data collection for community resilience

Future Vision: educational data collection for community resilience

Future Vision is furniture for transit hubs that increases community resilience by sharing information & enhancing civic connections.

Long Description

An interactive furniture series, Future Vision increases community resilience by spreading information, awareness & civic collaboration on climate issues in public transit hubs. In all models, touch screens are embedded within modular furniture, presenting & collecting information in ways that encourage physical interaction. Each type is designed to cultivate various degrees of social interaction according to available space & traffic patterns.

“Gather” pieces are designed for areas with more room. Pull out desks & seating encourage people to assemble together. “Lean” pieces are for slightly smaller, more trafficked spaces. “Screen” pieces are crafted for crowded spaces. All models provide charge outlets & wifi, inviting users to linger & learn.

By building off existing transit systems, Future Vision accomplishes three important resilience goals. One, it spreads vital information about climate change. The community that is informed & organized is better prepared to adapt to hazardous change.

Two, Future Vision encourages community action in dealing with climate hazards. Its digital interface invites users to plan for coming changes, from connecting with others in their area to uploading ideas of actions they’d like to take.

Three, Future Vision connects people with regional resources. Because environmental threats can compromise local support networks, understanding how to connect to greater regional systems increases security in times of stress. Future Vision enhances connections between local residents & wider regions by spreading information through existing regional transit hubs.

By enhancing existing transit networks, Future Vision provides public forums for learning about & collaborating on adaptive, climate-sensitive adaptation options.

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