Note: This post was part of an ideation series I called “The Museums Project“, which re-imagined the “how” of the museum experience.
What if we played with where the visitor is in time. A museum for you in 2050. It shows the history that you know up until now. But then goes on and shows future history. Most, if not all, museums put the visitor at the end of the timeline. Would you feel like you weren’t supposed to be there?
This concept might be used for museums with an agenda, such as climate change. I think it would be more surreal for the visitor if the future history was more or less uneventful. That way the visitor can enjoy the feeling of their displacement along the space-time contiuum rather that question whether or not they should be composting. But I like both ideas.