Today, in the year 2038, we have mastered the great crises. It was close, but we made it. The global economic and ecological disasters of the 2020s brought people, states, institutions and companies together. They committed themselves to fundamental rights and jointly created self-sustaining systems on a universal basis, giving decentralised local structures the space to maintain their individual way of living.

New technologies and big data helped us to turn new and old ideas into reality. And often architects were part of the solution because they had answers instead of coming up with more questions. Drama is now history. We live in a radical democracy, in a radical bureaucracy. On a planet that doesn't know or need heroes or villains.



2038 is an international team of architects, artists, ecologists, economists, scientists, politicians and writers, initiated in 2019, aiming to tell a (hi)story that today we call future:

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Andrés Arauz, Arts of the Working Class, Mara Balestrini, Sandra Bartoli, Diann Bauer, Jan Bauer, BBSR, BMI, Oana Bogdan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Arno Brandlhuber, Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen & Lorenz von Seidlein, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Bureau N, Benjamin Burq, Vint Cerf, cfk architetti, Elke Doppelbauer, Tobia de Eccher, Keller Easterling, Eidotech, Kurt Eggenschwiler, Ludwig Engel, ExRotaprint, Cosimo Flohr, Lenny Flohr, Michaela Friedberg, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Goethe Institut, Olaf Grawert, Dorothee Hahn, Nils Havelka, Hecker’s Hotel Kurfürstendamm, Helene Hegemann, Holger Heissmeyer, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Nikolaus Hirsch, Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, JUNG, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitchell Joachim, Sonja Junkers, Roberta Jurcic, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Ulrich Kriese, Lukas Kubina, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Annika Kuhlmann, Lawrence Lessig, Ferdinand Ludwig & Daniel Schoenle, Suhail Malik, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Motif, Motor Productions, Caroline Nevejan, Bahar Noorizadeh, Sabine Oberhuber, Jorge Orozco, Verena Otto, Poligonal, Leif Randt, Thomas Rau, RAUE Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwältinnen, Rebiennale, Denis 'Jaromil' Roio, Raquel Rolnik, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Juliana Rotich, Saygel, Schreiber & Gioberti, Jan Schmidt-Garre, Patrik Schumacher, Max Senges, Deane Simpson, Sol Marino, Bruce Sterling, Michael Stöppler, Lia Strenge, Audrey Tang, TECE, Terra 0, The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger, Jeanne Tremsal, Galaad Van Daele, Iris van der Tuin, Marcus Vesterager, VITRA International, Georg Vrachliotis, Julian Wäckerlin, Eyal Weizman, Julia Werlen, E. Glen Weyl, Why Ventures, Mark Wigley, Erez Yoeli, Tirdad Zolghadr and many others

Commissioned by Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat (BMI)

Press Briefing: 14.02.2020, ExRotaprint, Berlin

Opening Pavilion: 28.08.2020, Giardini della Biennale, Venice