Speculative Postcards from the Future
speculative postcards, Bratislava
These speculative postcards are depicting a new panorama of Bratislava in the year 2025 in its full glory and bright colours as we could see in the first architecture visualizations of the new city development. People say it is hard to imagine how the new district composed of various projects from different real-estate companies will look like – because there is no such visualisation or 3D model, that would offer a complete and transparent look on it. That is true – there is not. One of the developer companies released a virtual reality model, but the model is depicting only part of the whole development, and it is not open. Without objective and transparent 3D / VR model of the city, only what we can do at the moment is to use our imagination to compose the future image in our minds, or frankly, travel to the future.
I've sent the postcards to several friends and institutions abroad and invited them to come and experience the new spectacular future on their own. Because it’s beyond words, beyond any imagination.
If you’d like to receive such postcard, email me at lenka [at] hamosova.com
By creating "hyper-unrealistic" speculative collages, I want to shed light on the thin line between widely acceptable manipulative nature of advertising and the moral duty to use transparent visual communication to inform public about private development plans in the city.