Future Folk

Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

  • Daydreams


Alice Bluer

Can we encourage daydreaming, and promote it as enjoyable, against common perception of its time-wasting nature?

By showing the spectrum of different daydreams and the variety of people having them, I want to encourage daydreaming and reveal it in a positive light.

It is generally understood that there are only three categories of daydreams: past, present, and future. I have extended this to suggest there are more particular categories: 1. Not so realistic; 2. Involving saviour; 3. Bizarre happenings in realistic scenarios; 4. Success in popular culture; 5. Imagining the future; 6. Running away or hiding; and 7. Altering the past.