Happenings

The Future Starts Here

When: Until 4 Nov 2018
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
How much: £16.00
More info: V&A Museum

From a coil that allows trees to broadcast and receive radio signals, to a self-sailing ship that cleans up oil slicks, the The Future Starts Here takes an interactive look at the future of design.

More than 100 objects will be on display at the V&A Museum until 4 November 2018. Throughout the exhibition, curators Rory Hyde and Mariana Pestana highlight the potential of good technological design, letting the visitors decide for themselves where the new technological directions might lead.

A highlight of the exhibition is the Bioscleave House, designed by Japanese architect Shusaku Arakawa and American writer Madeline Gins who have devised ‘a philosophy of architecture against death’. The design is based on research about keeping the immune system active and the body in a constant moving state.

[Main image: ‘Bioscleave House – lifespan extending villa’. Photo courtesy of The Reversible Destiny Foundation]