Making self-sufficiency and sustainability a reality – situated in a Caravan
The project is based on two main opposing inspirations: Research trips to learn about intentional communities like the Amish, who carefully select which technologies to introduce to the community, and an extrapolation of current scientific research which embraces technological alteration of nature. The outcome of the project is a fantastical caravan, a nomadic module of illusionary freedom, which explores our belief in technological progress. Thus, it examines, ironically, critically, how the dream of self-sufficiency and sustainability can be become a reality, implying that everyone is now able to produce goods, to communicate with anyone without being charged or tracked and to fulfil basic needs without forgoing modern conveniences.
It just makes so much sense. Especially since it’s set in a trailer
The utopian idea of a different society on a micro scale is reinterpreted and brought in a contemporary context where existing and near future technologies as synthetic biology, genetic engineering, bio-printing and new form of production methods are made public to every individual rather than being owned, administrated and distributed by venture capitalists.