Timeline & findings
Make a prediction!
The history of Somerville, 2010-2100 Contact

Between February 2009 and December 2010, we spoke to hundreds of people about the future. A few dozen of these people were nice enough to make predictions about the future.

Some of these predictions took the form of elaborate short stories, or intricate drawings or maps.

Click on their names to see what these participants submitted to the project. (Note: to see these predictions in context, click on "Timeline & findings", above.)

Adam Olenn
Alain Jehlen
Alana Kumbier
Alex Pirie
Amara Good
Andrew Lynch
Auditi Guha
Ayanna B
Bambi Good
Ben Husk
Bill Rankin
Bill Ritchotte
Columbine Phoenix
Emily Arkin
Hannah Beynon Strutt
Heather Berlowitz
Heather Pena
Jay O'Grady
Jenn Harrington
Jennifer Mazer
Jessica Straus
Jim H.
Josh Burchord
Julia Fairclough
Karen Krolak
Lauren Schumacher
Lawrence Paolella
Linda Frye Burnham
Linda Haviland Conte
Louis Epstein
Maureen Barillaro
Neil Horsky
Pam Summa
Paul Johns
Rachel Strutt
Robin Wilcox
Sandra Day Smith
Seth Itzkan
Stacy Hill and Erin Leiman
Steven Popkes
Ted Bach
The Dan Crary Fan Club
Tim Devin
"Tinkerbell's human companion"
Wesley Heidi
and a number of Anonymous people


June 2013 - Local ice-cream trucks are joined by a fruit-truck. The fruit-truck has a sound system, too. On Saturday nights, it parks in open lots or empty parking areas & provides music for free neighborhood dance parties.

March 2015 - Fleet of mobile libraries begins circulating through Somerville. Vans full of books & other print material; home-repair tools; bike-repair tools; gardening implements & supplies; media-making technologies; art supplies; and musical instruments rotate through Somerville's squares on a weekly basis. Community members can borrow from these communal collections for short-term projects.

January 2016 - Community printshop opens in Union Square, with silkscreen, letterpress, and bookbinding workshops open to community members.

(source: Alana Kumbier)