Wednesday, August 22, 2012

People + Lifestyles - A lifestyle on the ocean.

"The best way to predict our future is to invent it."
(Alan Kay 1971)

 The organisation Open Sailing aims to design and invent future lifestyles to overcome any possible natural and manmade disasters stimulating "people’s ingenuity and sense of solidarity".

"Might it be global warming or energy conflicts, we are living in a time where we are sniffing the ‘Apocalypse’, finally realising our human part of responsibility as the earth is crumbling.

Open Sailing method is to convert apocalyptic threats into design constraints. From our compiled set of threat maps, oceans were found to be the safest location. Ocean survival architecture has become a new starting point, but we need to go further than surviving : how can we live together in this new fluid configuration and remain a hyper-connected intelligent social being? We are trying to make a truly “open architecture” : pre-broken, under-defined, reconfigurable, moveable, pluggable, organic, fluid. Can we reach a harmonious dynamic state of interdependence with each other and the earth? Is this the next step of civilization progress? Will we dissociate our concept of progress with infrastructure and metropolis?"

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