Conclusions + Excerpts
Our Deletion Bureau articulated hopes, fears and desires around the future of (European) heritage - they designed shared and universally accessible collections, affirmed the subjectivity of heritage artefacts; and fears, such as losing the material object for its digital version.
We created Future Erasure to explore the farthest edges of defining heritage and the role of museums. The workshop was designed to move the group beyond their usual mindsets and limits in order to focus on the essence of European heritage. Through fictional scenario-setting, diegetic prototypes and machines, the workshop suspended our participant's disbelief so that they could sincerely consider and speculate about possible futures that stretch beyond the visible horizon.
These are excerpts from dialogue among our workshop participants.
Deep space messaging group:
Chips in bodies group: