Desirable Future 2060

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This is my final artwork and submission for the THU 2019 Golden Ticket Challenge.

Following the brief and looking for information about algae and bio-fuel to come up with some ideas for the challenge, I found an article about algae cultivation in South Africa and the production of a number of … (read more)

https://www.artstation.com/contests/thu-2019/challenges/72/submissions/47977

This is my final artwork and submission for the THU 2019 Golden Ticket Challenge.

Following the brief and looking for information about algae and bio-fuel to come up with some ideas for the challenge, I found an article about algae cultivation in South Africa and the production of a number of different energy sources, it triggered the idea for the concept of this illustration and a theory about the events that may happen in the next 40 years. Trying to connect with my inner child, I remember one of the things that left an imprint on me (a sad one) was seeing images of the children in Africa with there bellies swollen and find out it was the result of malnutrition. Then as one grows up you develop this shield to protect you from being overwhelmed by the inequities of the world and at the same time trying no to loose the empathy for all the human beings.

I found this challenge was an opportunity to combine the connection with my inner child, and to dream with a world where all children could have an inner child when they become adults, because they were able to enjoy there childhood.



But the present doesn't look promising at list for the years to come. So, in my first post you can find my theory of what may happen in a possible future, some global event that gives up a wake up call and make us realize that we are a global community and left behind these fanatic nationalism that is in vogue, just for the fact of being born by chance inside the boundaries of some imaginary lines.



In this Utopian world, countries will collaborate with full awareness that as a species we have to give the best of each one to overcome the natural disasters that we created. So no more first or third world countries, each country will cooperate to the extent of its possibilities to move forward. I sketched some side concepts showing how Northern countries can bring clean water, a precious resource now and more in the years to come, and create a network to deliver this resource to other countries. At the same time, countries that now are poor with no fossil fuels to negotiate, can search for alternative and clean sources of energy, that we surely will need. So my final artwork depicts a community (in this particular case in Nigeria), one of many connected to a Civic Center, formed by a cluster of self sustainable farm/houses. Solar panels, farm animals and greenhouses will be enough to sustain a family and the surplus of bio-fuel produced by the cultivation of algae will be exported to first world countries. This way, humanity can work as a whole in a environmental friendly and open minded society, eradicate hunger and deceases and the CO2 and pollution created by the irresponsible abuse of fossil fuel and an exacerbated consumerism. Transportation and technology will be key players in this change of paradigm, and we can hope for a better and cleaner future for our children and our inner children.

Cheers,

Marcelo


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