What if the future is not yet lost? What kind of changes and decisions must be made in our society and our built environment today to give us a bright tomorrow?
The exhibition EXPO2100 – Home and City in the Future is a statement for a radically positive vision of the future. It opens six windows into the year 2100, based on the latest research of Nordic Works, an award-winning urban architecture collective from Finland and Norway.
The title, EXPO2100, is a nod toward the World Expos, and the exhibition sets out to explore and showcase audaciously big questions. It gazes at a future world both through everyday objects as well as the lens of entire regions, in a diverse and all-encompassing way. The joint scenario outlines the prerequisites for pursuing a sustainable future and shows what kind of alternatives and choices can produce a well-built environment and comfortable homes. Visitors can examine what kinds of objects can be found in future homes, what a zero-waste housing block looks like, what the construction laws of the future may be, what a recipe for good living is made of, and what the components of a countryside renaissance could include.
The exhibition is complemented by articles and podcasts on the EXPO2100 website: www.expo2100.fi.
The EXPO2100, originally produced for the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki, is now touring the Nordic countries, starting from Iceland. The exhibition will be opened to the public on 3rd May 2023 as the opening exhibition of the new gallery Arctic Space, with focus on architecture and urbanism, located on Óðinsgata 7. Interconnected events will take place during May and June 2023. The programme details will be released on the website www.expo2100.fi.
The Nordic Works Collective (‘Uusi Kaupunki’) is a collaborative group and company of ten architectural offices who are all known as pioneers of participatory methods and democratisers of urban planning. The exhibition is a collaborative endeavour of six Nordic Works member teams: AOR Architects, Avarrus Architects, JADA Architects, Kaleidoscope & Tommila Architects, MUUAN and Virkkala de Vocht Architects. The exhibition is made possible by the support from The Asko Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Nordic Cultural Foundation.
Wed. 3rd 17-20
Thur. 4th 14-20
Fri. 5th 14-20
Sat. 6th 12-17
Sun. 7th 13-17
Exhibition will continue until June 24th, open on Sat. 13-17 and by request