Can we continue with the current model of production and consumption of goods and services? Does it make sense to have an economy based on infinite growth in an environment with finite resources?
All of us, whether we are conscious of it or not, determine the sustainability of our society. It is for this reason that we have the responsibility to ask ourselves key questions which take us out of our comfort zone, help us to see the things around us in a new way and rethink society to redirect it towards a more sustainable model through critique and collective awareness.
This is the main purpose of the “BASICS: a path to question ourselves” exhibition, a space commissioned by Alfonso de la Fuente of Pichiglas and Sameera Chukkapali from the Needlab project, where you can explore several installations related to the central topic of the BDW, “revaluation”, and the 2030 Agenda with the United Nations’ Objectives for Sustainable Development. These include responsible consumption and production, more inclusive, safer and more sustainable cities and communities, universal access to water and clean energy, the effects of climate change and the preservation of maritime and terrestrial ecosystems.
The exhibition is made up of five installations that create an open park in which you can walk and ask questions about how each of us can positively contribute towards an individual and collective revaluation. We return to the basics, such as water, air, land and those main elements that we need to live: food, a house and living in a community.
This space will open its doors on June 5 at 8:00 pm on the occasion of the opening day of the Barcelona Design Week. Then, it will be open up to July 23nd, Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 to 20.00h.