As part of the IABR 2016 the Urban Futures Studio developed ‘Agree to All’, a VR-Animation that is a critical exploration of what ‘smart’ futures may hold. Contrary to the prevailing thinking, in which application of smart technologies do not challenge differentiations like ‘mobility’, ‘health care’, or ‘housing’, we suggest the future may show new, unexpected re-combinations of those. And, all in all, reinforcing existing social inequalities. The idea of the installation was that, by imagining such possible futures, we may spur a critical debates on the futures we want.
Concept and story: Maarten Hajer, Michiel van Iersel of IABR
Directed, designed and animated by: Zesbaans
Script: William Georgi
Sound design and composition: Arnoud Traa of De Auditieve Dienst
Voice: Alan Morris
Production: Esther Muñoz Grootveld, Marco Mooren