The future was yesterday

28, 29 May 2021
#Guided tours

Animated tour organized by the Department for Preventive Education for RETROFUTURE curated by artist Giulia Crispiani.

Starting from the city as we know and have known it, and from our own memories of the city, we will try to imagine an ideal city, together, where the ideal is understood and conceived as a collective. From an individual futurological scenario we will arrive at another, shared one, and we will try to transcribe and materialize it in the form of a fanzine.


The activity is free. Due to the restrictions in place in response to the current health crisis, the workshop is offered exclusively to adults. A maximum of 8 people can participate. 


The activity will be developed in two sessions, the first will take place on 28 May from 5 pm to 9 pm; the second will take place on 29 May from 11 am to 4 pm.


To participate please send an email by 8 pm on Friday 21 May to, with the subject line “IL FUTURO ERA IERI” and with answers to the following three questions (max. 500 characters per question):


Who are you?

Why do you want to participate in the The future was yesterday?

How do you imagine your city of the future?


NB: The dates may be subject to change due to the measures taken by the government in response to the ongoing Covid-19 health emergency.


The activity will be in Italian. 



Giulia Crispiani is a writer and visual artist based in Rome, where she collaborates with NEROEditions and Teatro di Roma. She holds degrees in a Bachelor of Industrial Design, University ofRome Sapienza, Rome (2005—2009); Bachelor of Art (Ceramics) with Honors (Art & Research withUniversity of Amsterdam) from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2011—2015); and aMaster of Art Praxis, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem (2015—2017). She had been involved in independent projects between Amsterdam, Tehran and Beirut and she was recently part of the exhibition Coming Soon at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2018) andBut We Don’t Leave Pyramids at Charsoohonar, Tehran (2019). She recently had a solo show at Il Colorificio,Milan (2020). She was the curator and host of the Dutch Art Institute’s Aeroponic Acts in 2019 atSilent Green in Berlin, and in 2020 at Radio Kootwijk (NL). In her artistic practice she brings together her backgrounds in industrial design, object making, philosophy and art theory, as text and image-based works that manifest in live and printed formats such as performances and publications