Scenario 1 Radical Compromises

Welcome to a vision of the future, where Germany pioneers a radical compromise, transforming into a sovereign economy thriving on global markets with a unique blend of government, corporate, and civil society collaboration.

Key Features:

  1. Tolerance and Diversity: Fostering a harmonious interplay of government, economy, and society.
  2. Mission-Oriented Approach: Inspired by Mazzucato’s mission orientation, driven by joint efforts of government, companies, and civil society.
  3. Attractive Values: Prioritizing tolerance, diversity, and cultural change, with a shift from GDP growth to post-growth and ecological sustainability.
  4. Decentralized Decision-Making: Empowering communities through visionary, long-term decisions with broad participation.
  5. Economic Model Shift: A transition from consumption-driven to purpose-driven activities, emphasizing meaningful pursuits.

The Ying and Yang Scenario:

  • Digitalization and Sustainability: Integrating common good approaches for sustainable technologies, eco-friendly services, and products.
  • Education and Knowledge Accessibility: Embracing a future where degrees are optional, fostering a culture of self-directed learning and freedom in choosing one’s career path.
  • Digital Communication: Connecting diverse relationships, redefining the meaning of friendship, and enabling remote work opportunities.
  • Data Sovereignty: Prioritizing data privacy and ownership, with Smart City 10.0 and Smart Health innovations inspired by Barcelona.
  • Prerequisites: Emphasizing cooperation, promoting mission-driven innovation dynamics, and addressing potential conflicts such as open markets for green tech products and the integration of immigrants.

In this scenario, the Ying and Yang harmonize:

  • Government sets laws
  • Businesses provide technology
  • Citizens utilize innovations

Outcome: An intelligent, resource-conserving, circular economy, where green technologies and sustainable lifestyles coexist, and citizens have the autonomy to make decisions at the individual and regional levels.

Explore the possibilities where radical compromise leads to a balanced, sustainable future – a scenario where everyone has a stake in shaping a better tomorrow.


Carolin Scheck

The Community Board by Carolin Scheck

Materials: Chalk on chalkboard, Projector, 6 Explanation cards, each 21 x 29.7 cm

With the Community Board the visitor is invited to step into a possible future, where Germany has achieved Radical Compromises in 2045. The goal is to resonate with the spirit of community and innovation. The visitor is able to discover the opportunities of a possible future by taking part in the questions on the board. Everyone is invited to create a thriving community where connections transcend time.

Cards of Futures Compromises by Asli Soyer

Materials: Cardboard paper, 30 cards, each 14.8 x 21 cm, whiteboard, metallic curtain

In this section of the exhibition, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the Radical Compromise futures scenario using the cards laid out on the table. Each card showcases a character from this future in a unique setting, offering glimpses into their lives. Technologies employed can be explored and how they shape their world, sparking the imagination about the possibilities ahead.

Cards explanation

Aslı Soyer

Sima Choubdarzadeh

Green Plate (Health Scanner) by Sima Choubdarzadeh

Materials: Box: Wood, 40 x 40 x 40 cm, LED Light, Tape, Tablet, Two Menus: Paper, each 21 x 29.7 cm

Explore the advanced medical device – a box featuring a sensor and a bed of green plants. This innovative technology allows you to assess your health by scanning your hand, eliminating the need for traditional blood tests. Beyond diagnostics, this futuristic device generates personalized treatment prescriptions, addressing physical, mental, and social health. Witness its capabilities on the tablet, presented to you in the form of a personalized menu.

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