Lisbon Almost (Im)Possible was a fictional world building workshop by Imagination of Things (Monique Grimord and Vitor Friere) held at TODOS, a creative hub in Lisbon. A small and diverse group of people got together for 2 days to fabulate the city of Lisbon in its near future. Instead of foresight, we collectively imagined radical scenarios emerged from a city reinventing itself. Lisbon 2032 had a few ground rules or initial provocations for our world building structure: 1) Retirement is abolished 2) Cities became more politically relevant than nations 3) Lisbon can foresee its natural disasters.
We talked about the reinvention of work as a concept, local currencies, the aging society the clash between old and new generation, and how the social issues regarding gender would be framed in this near future. We avoided solutionism by embracing fictional devices that could even question the workflow of our own imagination.
Seeds to imagine alternative scenarios.