This apartment design predicts a dystopian future of hunting and gathering for food and using canoes to get around - see inside
- A London design studio Superflux created a prototype of what a typical apartment might look like as the effects of climate change intensify.
- The exhibit is called "Mitigation of Shock, Singapore," modeled after an earlier exhibit in London.
- The apartment has clues to what life could be like, with tools for hunting and ration cards, indicating a future of scarcity.
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Superflux is offering a look at what life might be like in 50 years, and some people think it's bleak.
At Singapore's ArtScience Museum, the 2219:Future Reimagined exhibition " invites visitors to explore our world as it changes over the next 200 years." The first room of the exhibition is titled "Mitigation of Shock, Singapore," based on a previous installation in London by the design studio.
"Mitigation of Shock, Singapore" shows a vision of domestic life 50 years out, when rising ocean levels have flooded cities, and people are forced to grow their own foods and turn to alternative sources of nutrition as global supply chains collapse. The creators noted that the installation, which is a prototype of a future apartment, isn't necessarily what it thinks will happen, as much as it is one possible outcome based on evidence.
The earlier London installation showed an apartment in a future London ravaged by climate change in 2050, only 30 years into the future. The two installations were similar, but they received very different reactions. Visitors to the London exhibit were angry and upset, while in Singapore, visitors thought the prediction was too optimistic, FastCompany reported.
Take a look at the pictures to see what life might look like in 50 years.