FUTURE STUDIES 2012-2020
Future Studies is a long-term project visualises research into new ways for our future survival on the planet, and how to deal with the enormous environmental problems we face. With my motifs, I question the reigning idea of permanent economic growth, and opens up an intense debate about our relationship with nature and technology.
Fear for the future and scepticism concerning progress have today become more topical than ever. The series “Future Studies” focuses on these, very current, burning questions. My aim through this series of photographs is to present the viewer with a debate regarding our concept of growth and our relationship with nature and technology. For a long time, technological progress has represented the foundation upon which utopian visions of the future were built; it has allowed us to have access to an extraordinary number of products and to a comfort unimaginable to previous generations. Today, however, as never before, we are also becoming conscious of its dark side; of the damage it caused in the past, as well as the risks implied in living in a highly technological world.
The series has been awarded with the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 40th Anniversary in 2020