The Settlers: A participative fiction

This is a participative fiction of a slum of the future. It explores the possibilities of archival practices and narrative media technologies to deal with the projective aspect of agency in precarious urban communities and fosters the construction of imaginary territories and identities towards a future together. After watching this video you can help our research by filling the survey below.

The collected answers of the survey will be filtered in order to find coincidences that can give some hints of the most probable scenario for the settlement of the slum. To illustrate this probable scenario, we will be using the coinciding answers to produce hypertexts, drawings, 3D models and 360° videos which will be published in this website. Based on those results, new surveys will be generated, and new digital material will be produced. This process will repeat periodically, creating a digital archive of images and texts that act as narrative fragments documenting the story of the fictional slum “Villa Futuro.”

If you want to participate, please fill this survey:

Please select just one item.
Please think on one single problem as your priority.
Please write roughly one or some ideas you can think of.
Please list some possible problems related with the provision of the item you selected in the first question.
Please write roughly one or some ideas you can think of.
Please list some issues of potential conflict you can think of.
Please write roughly one or some ideas you can think of.

Thank you very much for your participation in this online survey. Your answers will be processed as a part of a participative fiction. The first results will be published in this website around August 2021 in form of texts, drawings and 3D models.