Help us build a time machine/mobile museum and tour Mexico City! Ayudanos construir una máquina del tiempo que dará gira por CDMX!
(Haga clic aquí para ver el proyecto en español)
Help build a time machine! Museo del Futuro, in collaboration with amazing community groups working with young people on the Mexico City periphery, are trying to raise enough money to build a modular structure of 'cells' that form a time machine! The skin of the cells will show participating youth's memories of the past, present realities, and ideas for the future. After they are assembled together, the machine will travel the city as a mobile museum on a semi trailer in June. At each tour stop, events featuring the youth and other cultural awesomeness will take place as the museum opens to public visits and intervention. After the tour, the time machine and curators will launch back to 2068, leaving behind a residents' "Vision toward 2068" with the city officials as they develop their priorities for the new political term that is elected into office on July 1.
Our construction workshop is on JUNE 2ND - help us make time travel a reality!
These are the cells that will grow into the time machine:
The curators of the Museo del Futuro (Museum of the Future) crash-landed in Mexico City in 2012 by accident. They were en route from their present year, 2068, to 1968, to prepare an exhibition on this hugely historic year on its centennial anniversary. The accident left them with total amnesia of their present and no time machine, so for the last 5 months they have been asking people on the streets of Mexico City to help them "remember" their time and understand how it came to be. Thanks to all the insight they received from the public in many locations, they've been able to piece together several versions of a possible future 2068, from the worst imaginable to the utopian. But which one is the most likely??
As they learn from the youth from various parts of the city who build the cells of the time machine and show their visions for the future, and then see the public's reaction on tour, the curators will refine their memory of 2068. On the final stop of the tour, they will present this refined vision for 2068 to the city government.
Help us build 10 of these cells, and create the tour of minimum 5 stops through the city!
- Circo Volador, FARO Tláhuac, Programa de Jovenes de Iztapalapa ¡Préndete con tus Derechos! and Taller Ludens are all project partners who are doing amazing things in Mexico City in the present. The head curator of the Museum is Katarzyna Balug (aka .Exe), a Harvard University fellow in Mexico. The workshop will be held in the incredible space of FARO Tláhuac on June 2 and 3, and the tour will start there on June 15 with a futuristic dance performance by youth and a party for the community!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
May 19, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A thank you e-card from the Museo del Futuro from 2068. Backers at all levels will be recognized on the website and in the exhibit at Time Travel Supporters!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Receive a postcard from the year 2068 signed by the Museum curators!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A thank you video message from the curators of the Museo del Futuro + postcard from 2068Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A t-shirt with the Museo del Futuro logo that says "I support time travel" + postcard from 2068Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A copy of the "Vision Plan Toward 2068" delivered to Mexico City government, featuring the whole project history (performances by the museum curators, the construction of the time machine, and the tour) and vision for 2068 that resulted from the project's public interaction (see project description) + postcard from 2068Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
We will add your ideas about the year 2068 as part of the touring exhibit for all of Mexico City to see! + everything from the $100 prizeEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $300 or more
A limited edition photo book with images from the project + everything from the $200 prizeEstimated delivery: Nov 2012