Nomad Settlers

a web-based participative story about the beginnings of a marginalized community in the near future called Villa Futuro.

The critical speculation with precarious urban communities contrasts the idea of the “nomad” with the idea of forced displacement and resettlement. “Nomad Settlers” is the denomination for a group forming among displaced people after the climate catastrophe. This group seeks forms of solidarity-based livelihoods and non-violent forms of resistance against a background of extreme deprivation. Within this speculative scenario, the story connects the struggles of similarly marginalized communities in the present with the role of political awareness and creativity in the construction of a shared future is highlighted.

If you want to participate, please select one of the sections of the story below. If you are new here we recommend you watch the introductory video before you continue. Although the sections are developed in chronological order, please, feel free to skip to and choose any section you prefer. Your answers (which are anonymous and confidential) will help the story to be developed a bit further.

How does it work?:

Here you can participate in the creation of a fictive temporary settlement by putting yourself in a situation of displacement. Think about the conditions in which you are put on and navigate the sections below. All collected answers from the sections will be filtered to find coincidences that can give some hints about the progression of the story. To this end, digital images and videos will be continuously created and published. Based on these results, new questionnaires and new digital material can be created so that the timeline of the story is expanded. Then, the process is repeated manually at regular intervals.

Depending on the quantity and quality of responses, the complexity of the story will grow over time. The narrative task is to create the fictional settlement of Villa Futuro collectively and little by little as we participate in the community narrative.

Sections:

Introduction – Arrival

Day 1 – Water Supply

Day 2 – Food Provision

Day 3 – Housing construction

Day 4 – Private and communal property

Day 5 – under construction

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