Assemblage Community: The Settlers

This is an online participative fiction of a slum of the future called Villa Futuro. It explores the possibilities of narrative media technologies to create collectively a story by dealing with the projective aspect of agency in precarious urban communities and fostering the construction of imaginary territories and identities towards a future together.

To participate, you can answer the questions presented in each section of the story. Your answers (which are anonymous and confidential) will help us to further develop the story of Villa Futuro as follows:

All collected answers are filtered in order to find coincidences that can give some hints of the most probable scenario of the story. To illustrate this probable scenario, we produce narrative texts, hypertexts, drawings, sounds, videos and 3D models organized chronologically in sections and published periodically in this website. Based on the quantity and quality of the answers, new questions arise and new narrative material is generated, so that the complexity of the story grows and new sections can be continued. Our task is to create collectively and little by little the settlement of Villa Futuro and to build the future of its community.

If you want to participate, please select one of the sections of the story. If you are new here we recommend you to start watching the introductory video below and then choosing a section. Although the sections are developed in chronological order, please, feel free to skip to and choose any section you prefer.

Sections:

Introduction – Arrival

Day 1 – Water Supply

Day 2 – Food Provision

Day 3 – Housing construction

Day 4 – Private and communal property

Thank you very much for your participation!