CCCC.City Collaborative Future City — The Kit


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on Thu 10 Jan 2019 — 05:45:14

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Commissioned by Freunde von Freunden
for “The Sooner Now” in partnership
with MINI, Berlin, Germany.
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A participative intervention combining the mechanics of role-play, board games and rapid prototyping, CCCC.CITY (aka Four Seas / Foresee City) explores future cities through both technological and sociocultural lenses.

During the course of the one-day event, two hundred visitors of all ages and backgrounds are invited to take part in modelling and inhabiting the city, under the ominous supervision of AVA’s Chief Spiritual Advisor’s representatives.

INSTALLATION / GAME KIT:

— game area 3000 x 3000mm
— video mapping suite for tweeting on the game board & network visualization
— desk corner with screen interface for validating proposed infrastructures 
— concrete building blocks x 200
— printed resource and infrastructure stickers x 200
— B&W citizen manuals x 200
— instructions/role labels x 200
— Moss & figurines x200

PRESS CLIPPING

“AVA’S CCCC.CITY TO REMODEL OUR ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING OF FUTURE LIFE”

In a recent public address, AVA’s CSO Emmeline Seventwentyfour made official her resolution to relocate the company’s main operation center and network hub to the recently purchased island of Socotra. Located between the horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula, the island is seen by the company’s Chief Spiritual Officer as “the perfect opportunity to engage in business with emerging markets, while keeping our unique vision of the world”.

The project is nothing short of pharaonic, with currently nonexistent infrastructures save for an indigenous city, which the company ensures will be preserved, and a rudimentary airport operating on a weekly basis. “Settling on the island will be a challenge, Seventwentyfour commented, not only due to its remote location, but also in regard to the high ambitions we have to develop something that goes beyond the usual scope of corporate headquarters. We will be relocating a pool of volunteers to this paradise, and are planning to build the city of the thirtieth century for their families. We want Four Seas to become the single most relevant urban development project and are, as per our human-centric modus operandi, about to run a consultation to foresee and create the city together with its future inhabitants.”

The merger of giants Alibaba, Verizon, and Amazon, AVA has seen total shareholder returns skyrocket to unprecedented levels. As its leader says, “it only makes sense that we, as a corporation more powerful than most governments, owners of our own micronation, should give back to the community by imagining the best social system money can buy”.

source: Laghari, Rajesh. “Social Economy and Urban Development in the 22nd Century.” Business Outsider May 20f8: 108-13. Print.

 

[FR]

Une intervention participative combinant les mécaniques du jeu de rôle, de plateau, et du prototype rapide, CCCC.CITY met en scène une ville du futur à travers ses composantes technologiques, sociales et culturelles.
Le temps d’une journée, deux cents nouveaux citoyens de tous ages sont invités à imaginer, construire et explorer la ville, sous la supervision d’une délégation de la Conseillère Spirituelle en Chef d’AVA.

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE

“AVEC CCCC.CITY, LE GROUPE AVA REDÉFINIT LA CONCEPTION CONTEMPORAINE DE LA VIE URBAINE.”

Dans un communiqué récent, la Conseillère Spirituelle en Chef d’AVA Emmeline Seventwentyfour a rendu officielle sa volonté de relocaliser le principal centre d’opérations de l’entreprise sur la nouvellement acquise île de Socotra. Située entre la corne de l’Afrique et la péninsule arabique, l’île est décrite comme “l’opportunité idéale pour initier des relations commerciales avec les marchés émergents […], tout en préservant notre vision unique du monde.”

Le projet n’est rien de moins que pharaonique, au vu de l’actuelle absence totale d’infrastructures si ce n’est une ville indigène, que l’entreprise assure compter préserver, et un aérodrome rudimentaire assurant des vols hebdomadaires. “L’installation sur l’île sera un challenge, commente Seventwentyfour, non seulement à cause de sa position retirée, mais aussi du fait de notre ambition ferme de développer un écosystème qui va bien au-delà de ce qui se fait d’habitude en termes de siège social. Nous allons reloger un échantillon de volontaires dans ce paradis, et prévoyons de construire pour leur familles la ville du trentième siècle. Nous voulons que Four Seas (CCCC = 4C = Four Seas = Quatre Mers, ndlt) devienne le plus important projet de développement urbain au monde, et travaillons actuellement, en accord avec notre modus operandi centré sur l’humain, à la mise en place d’une consultation citoyenne visant à imaginer la ville en collaboration avec ses futurs habitants.”

La fusion des géants Alibaba, Verizon et Amazon, AVA a vu son taux de rentabilité atteindre de nouveaux sommets, distribuant des dividendes records à ses actionnaires. Comme l’explique sa dirigeante, “il est tout simplement logique que nous, en tant qu’entreprise dont la puissance dépasse celle de nombreux gouvernements, et propriétaires de notre propre micronation, donne en retour à la collectivité en imaginant et créant le meilleur système social que l’argent permette d’acheter.”

source: Laghari, Rajesh. “Économie Sociale et Développement Urbain au 22ème Siècle” Business Outsider May 20f8: 108-13. Print.

 

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