Future Collider

AR to allow anyone to create future cityscape in their neighbourhood



What are the next signs of change?

Future Collider is an artistic research project that looks at newly emerging signs and billboards in the city as a signal of social change. In order to create alternate local futurities, we invite citizens around the world to create speculative signs from the future that will be placed in our city via an augmented reality app. Signages in the city capture our desires through billboard advertisements and represent our societal restrictions through signs. In this project we use these signs as a starting point to develop a method to co-create a future through design and research. The project uses a web AR application that allows users to attach 3D models of fictional signs to walls and the ground. Workshops are held in cities around the world, inviting residents to co-create future signs and billboards through fieldwork, which results in a new 3D model that gets added to the application.

Future Colliderは近い将来に存在するかもしれない架空の看板や標識を、現実にARで設置することを通して都市の未来を共同で試作/思索する市民参加型のプロジェクトです。いつの時代であっても街の中にある看板や屋外広告は人々の潜在的な欲望を捉え、標識は社会に存在する制約やルールを示してきました。Future Colliderはこのような看板や標識を起点に、みんなで都市の未来を考えていきます。本サイトから起動できるウェブARのアプリケーションでは架空の看板の3Dモデルを壁や地面に取り付けることができます。世界中の都市で開催されるFuture Colliderのワークショップでは、実際に近隣の住民を招き、彼らとともにフィールドワークを通して地域の未来に根ざした看板や標識を共同で制作し、このウェブARのアプリケーションに追加していきます。

AR web app : https://future-collider.com/

Sign for no plastic zone

Sign for lab grown meat lunch

Ideas from the participants are turned into AR signs during the workshop

Futures In-sight @ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

Press Coverage

2023 10.14 - 2024 2.12
Rotterdam | Thingscon 2022 Summer Edition

2021 12.20 - 2022 05.08
Tokyo | Futures In-sight @ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

2021 10.16-17
Matsudo | Matsudo International Science Art Festival

2021 09.26
Amsterdam | Transformer Summit @ Waag

Press Coverage

Asahi Newspaper » 最先端の技術とアートを融合 松戸で国際フェス - 朝日新聞


Research, design, development : Tomo Kihara