Neo-futuristic Walks is a series of “walkable” city inspections that shape a community of neo-futurists who collectively re-imagine new ways of urban coexistence. Through the act of walking, neo-futurists explore the primal bodily experience’s role in unfolding new relationships in and with urban environments. They employ context-sensitive speculative scenarios to live in constant preparations for the inescapable urban futures.
The project Neo-futuristic Walks was initiated at the end of 2020 by two spatial designers Aušra Česnauskytė and Goda Verikaitė. It was developed as a part of the Experiments platform organised by Architektūros Fondas. The first set of Neo-futuristic Walks started in Vilnius and London where an interdisciplinary community of students and other creatives were gathered for four months of city inspections. A series of online/offline workshops enabled to start a dialogue between two contexts and kick off the creative exchange. The virtual dimension, as the space in between, allowed not only to overview the overarching global issues but also to discover the unique qualities of each context. In June 2021, the project as a performative tour was presented at the London Festival of Architecture 2021. In August 2021, a parallel event took place in Vilnius.
Neo-futurists see the cities as huge lively ecosystems where every individual’s well-being is interdependent.
Neo-futurists initiators: Aušra Česnauskytė and Goda Verikaitė
Neo-futurists in London, Vilnius and in-between: Alisa Oleva, Aistė Gaidilionytė, Kamilė Vasiliauskaitė, Marisa Ferreira, Ksenia Davydova, Erikas Siliuk, Polina Davydova, Augustas Lapinskas, Laura Norkūnaitė, Gemma Hoult, Augusta Orlauskaitė
Neo-futurists’ friends: Architektūros Fondas, Experiments Platform, Ūla Tornau (Cultural attaché in The United Kingdom), Lithuanian Culture Institute, Kipras Dubauskas, Martynas Germanavičius, Will Jennings, Augusta Fišerytė, Vilius Balčiūnas, Indrė Ruseckaitė, Justinas Dūdėnas, London Festival of Architecture, Studio Kars+Boom, Gabrielė Janilionytė