M.ARCH WORK 2014/2015
ARH 801 Group Directed Study: Thesis Development
Graduate Architecture Thesis
say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, to predict is to “say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something”. For the purpose of designing a museum of this topic, this definition is not sufficient. To predict is to envision a future, which can take various forms. Indirect predictions such as those interpreted from scientific research, works of literature, cultural movements, or politically motivated actions not only predict the future, but also respond to it. This contributes to a complexity and richness that is perhaps only understood in retrospect. A project that proposes a solution to a problem is a form of prediction. A vision of an alternative reality, even one could never exist, represents a way of thinking about the future. A protest event or countercultural movement, in its rejection of a perceived future, demonstrates critical foresight.
Museum of History of Future is a collective gallery of ideas, methods, actions and visions from the past, which are essentially predictions. In collecting and interpreting predictions, this place allows visitors to gain a broad understanding of how future is foretold, whether correctly or incorrectly. One will understand how predictions that came true were made and why those that disproved failed. Museum of History of Future, retells history through a collection of snapshots of its future and allows for the opportunity to find patterns across subjects, fields and time periods – to map human intuition, innovation and imagination.