Survival Now + Next

Throughout time, humans have developed essentials for survival—tools, kits and constructions for making it out of dire predicaments alive—anticipating the inconceivable.

As the world faces the unprecedented, impacts will vary over time and with the ability of different societal and environmental systems to mitigate or adapt. Human lifeways and ecosystems will be changed.

Future Ready was an open call for images, ideas, words and inventions as well as survival manuals or proposals for constructions and installations—all for future readiness, whether practical, imaginative or speculative. Submitted entries are shown here.

Future Ready will continue to invite creative and critical thinkers, including youth, to examine ideas of readiness and future solutions.

Future Ready also features a special project by Anchorage artist Amy Meissner, titled Mother Thought of Everything.