The Future is Now
北宁文化创意中心 B 座
beining cultural creative center, pavilion B
The more our gaze goes further to scrutinize what is still not fully visible but at least perceptible about how the world will be in the near future the more clearly we can recognize, among the unfamiliar signs and shapes of the future, some elements, clues and memories which belong to the past. A thin but strong thread which links together previous generations’ culture and civilization, as well as their traditions and knowhow, with the knowledge and innovations of the decades to come.
Technology innovation is day after day transforming not only the landscape around us, but also our everyday habits and lifestyle. And into these ever-new frontiers we can discover more than a simple trace of the older generations. In fact, we can find that many of the significant innovations of our time result from the integration of classical techniques and ancient handicraft knowhowreinterpreted by means and methods of our century. It is in this revival of ancient techniques and in their contemporary reconstruction that we can trace the way in which different ages and distant cultures are connected to each other.
Agriculture, architecture, engineering, food, craft and design, as well as preservation of cultural heritage and urban mobility: everything around us ends up to be the symbol of the future, not only the future yet to come but also what there already is in our life, evident in everything we do, in the tools we use and in the space we move in.
We only need to be able to look at the outside world and recognize how revolutionary and futuristic the reality we already know can be. Therefore, the future is now.