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