Santiago de Aguila #art #architecture #artitecture
How and to what extent is the infrastructure of our digital lives establishing a new unique landscape?
We see how this footprint is colonising existing industrial areas or generating new developments, being some of the main objective’s, automatization and a reduction in operative staff. This in conjunction with the evolution of the countryside industrialization generates a dynamic landscape where the new society dwelling within are machines, and us if we happen to even be there are just temporary passengers.
The image envisioned is both dreading and exciting, for once it remains uncertain how society will manage such an extreme transition from rural areas to cities. Seeing the big difference in government support for rural areas now, it becomes questionable even if this unbalance goes further, would it be even possible to be accounted for if you chose to live outside the cities?
This is when I realised that what I wanted to illustrate was, how is it like to live in this situation? Could we bring along that footprint that represents our online interactions with ourselves, physically? Can we inhabit this devise achieving self-sustainability? Would we be able to retain control on how we chose to interact with the technology that’s shaping society and the landscape forming outside the city?