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How to design a better tomorrow

Futuristic cities are part of our collective imagination; you don’t have to look far to find examples in pop culture about dystopian futures. Terminator, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Ready Player One — the list goes on. But representations of the future needn’t scaremonger in this way; they also help us imagine what we want for the next generation.

With the right vision, architects, designers, and developers are equally capable of creating a tech-driven future that will benefit us all.

Communities come in many forms, from isolated rural villages to sprawling urban metropolises or online global networks. Whatever form they take, future innovations like AI, robotics, digital interventions, automation, and integrated transport networks will be instrumental in creating the connected and harmonious communities we all aspire to.

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Eleanor Greenleaf

Senior Creative

Nor works closely with our Creative Directors on a range of interactive, exhibition projects. She brings a background in experience design to developing concepts, strategy and digital media for exhibition and experiential projects for Squint/Opera such as the First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank Observatory and the Battersea Power Station Chimney Lift experience, reflecting her passion for creating meaningful narratives that challenge and educate audiences. …