‘Breaking out of mental frameworks’
Imagining Urban Futures
Urban Futures Studio (UFS) is a platform established by Utrecht University that investigates future scenarios for the city. How are we going to live without fossil fuels? And how can we use our imagination to solve urban problems?
Studio LONK developed specific signage for the UFS conference 'Imagining Urban Futures', a two-day academic festival for research and practice around the future of our urban environment. We translated the themes of the conference into a series of installations. Each design gives spatial expression to an exercise or state of mind that is necessary for a future-proof city. For example, visitors must approach the installations from a certain angle, read between the lines, or break through walls to continue. A bright yellow color connects the works, guides visitors through the building (a former prison), but at the same time invites you to pause and reflect.