Well-being: People-centred

Looking Back on Azores

This video is set in 2041 and shows an ex-Azores citizen watching a report about the sinister developments in Azores since 2031.

About Well-being: People-centred

This project focuses on wellbeing and symbiosis. We defined them as:

Symbiosis – an interaction or close living relationship between organisms from different species, with benefits to one or both of the individuals involved.

Wellbeing – A subjective state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.

Over the course of our research, the main theme that kept popping up was work life balance. We asked ourselves how changes to the way we work might impact both individual and collective wellbeing, and how we might measure wellbeing in 10 years’ time. We explored these themes across two places in our 2031 world, the city of Glasgow and Azores, a future company town.

Our interactive exhibit uses smell and touch to immerse viewers in Glasgow and Azores. The future world model highlights contrasts between the two places and QR codes link to captioned audio clips that tell the story of Glasgow and Azores.