An opportunity to co-design for a future with recommendations on evolving architecture, transportation and society. ArtCenter's Graduate Transportation and Systems program along with UCLA IDEAS graduate program looked at the iconic Sunset Strip in West Hollywood to envision what will the future of smarter transportation (ergo Autonomous cars) and smarter systems change what the Strip represents today.
The Challenge: Look beyond the buzzwords and critically examine the site(What does it represent? What is the context?) and the way interactions amongst people and objects occurs today(mobility, technology, social life).
To understand how new technologies can impact our lives, it is important to understand implications of past technologies and how we have been naturalized to their effects(good or bad).
Identify trends in societal behavior and technology to create a provocation of how a new system can be envisioned which accounts for all realms of life: edifices for living, working, socializing, entertaining and the mobility between those edifices. Using speculative design tools, identify the contextual characteristics about the site and then come up with design principles to explore potential future scenarios.