Museum of the Linear Economy

Opening Linear Museum, RAUM Utrecht. Credits: Hilde Segond von Banchet

This event is part of the Mixed Classroom 2019 - 2020.

Last November the Urban Futures Studio organised the fourth edition of the Mixed Classroom ‘Techniques of Futuring’. This year’s theme: Circularity. Over two months, policymakers and students worked together in teams to create fictional arctefacts from the future, telling the story of the end of the linear economy. These artefacts together make up the Museum of the Linear Economy.

The course is based on the idea that an effective response to societal challenges requires the creation of tangible images of possible and desirable futures. Final presentations were not organised in a lecture room, but were held as a part of the launch of the museum at cultural space RAUM.

The Museum of the Linear Economy opened at RAUM on 22 January 2020. It will also be exhibited at the 'Nationale Conferentie Circulaire Economie' on 3 February and during the 'Pathways to Sustainability Conference on 5 March this year. Learn more about the Museum of the Linear Economy: read the museum catalogue.



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Opening 'Museum of the Linear Economy' @ RAUM

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Photos by Hilde Segond von Banchet