2084, A Science-fiction Show, by Pelin Tan and Anton Vidokle, 2012, Berlin

On the Future

Exhibitions and publications

Is this Tomorrow? Exhibition at The Whitechapel Gallery. 14 February – 12 May 2019 https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/is-this-tomorrow/

Rory Hyde and Mariana Pestana. The Future starts here. 100 projects shaping the world of tomorrow. Exibition and publication at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. July – Nov 2018 https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/the-future-starts-here

Marguerite Humeau. Echos. Exhibition at Tate Britain 18 November 2017 – 15  April 2018

Goshka Macuga. To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll. Exhibition at Fondazione Prada, 4 Feb – 19 Jun 2016

Yuval Noah Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 2015

This is Tomorrow. Exhibition at The Whitechapel Gallery. 1956

Omar Kholeif. Goodbye World! Sternberg Press 2018

Metahaven. Von Uncorporate Identity bis Black Transparency, 032c

Alex Coles (Ed.) EP Vol. 2 Design Fiction. 2016

James Bridle. New Dark Age – Technology and the End of the Future. 2019

Adam Greenfield. Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life. 2018

Feature Films

Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, 2015

ExMachina, directed by Alex Garland, 2015

Black Mirror, Netflix Production, 2011 – 2014

Gattaca, directed by Andrew Niccol, 1997

Artist’s Films

2084: a science fiction show directed by Anton Vidokle with Pelin Tan, 2012 – 2014

Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism directed by Anton Vidokle, 2014 – 2017

On Techniques (Agenda 2019)



Cousins, Mark, (2019) ‘Building’, AA Files76, AA Publications

Lange, Alexandra (2012) Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, pp8–19 (minimum!)

Massey, Doreen (2005) ‘Throwntogetherness’, Chapter 13 in For Space, London: Sage

Shonfield, Katherine (2000) ‘The Use of Fiction to Interpret Architecture and Urban Space’, Journal of Architecture5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13602360050214395

DeSilvey, Caitlin (2006) ‘Observed Decay: Telling Stories with Mutable Things’, Journal of Material Culture, volume 11: issue 3, pp 318–88

Look at:

Benjamin, Walter (1999) The Arcades Project, translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin, Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press (1927–40)

Borden, Iain, Joe Kerr, Alicia Pivaro, Jane Rendell (eds) (1996) Strangely Familiar: Narratives of Architecture in the City, London; New York: Routledge

Hollis, Edward (2010) The Secret Lives of Buildings: From the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in Thirteen Stories, London: Portobello Books


Innocence of Memories(2015), dir. Grant Gee

Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island(2015), dir.Katherine Knight, Marcia Connolly

Visual Acoustics: Modernism of Julius Shulman(2009), dir. Eric Bricker

Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967), dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Pulp Fiction (1994), dir. Quentin Tarantino

Dear Diary(1993), dir. Nanni Moretti