a public participatory futures workshop
produced by
Radhika Agarwal
Dierdre Shea
The Extrapolation Factory

What items might people sell or seek in future informal economies?

For years, urbanites have co-opted public surfaces as unsanctioned message boards by posting pull-tab ads selling or seeking various things. On the evening of July 29th, we transformed Cortlandt Alley into an analog messaging board from the future, covered in pull-tab postings that depict artifacts from hypothetical futures.

Members of the public were invited to create fictional pull-tab advertisements using a custom futuring process and then leave their visions on the walls of Cortlandt Alley. Mmuseumm’s exhibitions of sociological objects will be open, offering inspiration for stories behind the objects around us. Our staff is currently selecting several pull-tab depictions of objects to be 3D printed and donated to the Mmuseumm collection.

July 29, 2018
4 Cortlandt Alley 
New York, NY 10013

More documentation on flickr. 

Curated by Alex Kalman and hosted by Jacob Ford at Mmuseumm. This experimental participatory futures workshop was produced by Radhika Agarwal, Dierdre Shea, and the Extrapolation Factory. Thanks to Julian Goldman for help with photo documentation.