Article - Futures from Ruins

Article: Bombay Beach: Rethinking Ruins In The Climate Change Era by Johanna Hoffman

Challenging the past as a viable template for the future is an important part of envisioning and enacting new futures. The parts of the brain responsible for creative imagination are directly linked to those that store and manage memories. Our ideas about the future are essentially tapestries remixed from of our memories of former days. We can’t imagine what we haven’t in some way already experienced, whether that experience comes through books, films, or direct encounters. Re-shaping ruins can be a means of diversifying those memories, building a greater imaginative repository for enacting alternative trajectories.

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