A future embracing the principles of Afro-Futurism, Solarpunk, and biomimicry

By: Will Selviz

This artwork represents a world where humans and nature coexist in harmony, working together to create a sustainable society. Inspired by the principles of Afro-Futurism, Solarpunk, and biomimicry, this piece is an exploration of what our world could look like if we embraced a new way of living, one that is focused on creating from a place of healing rather than trauma.

At the heart of this artwork is a building that is both functional and beautiful, designed to work in harmony with the natural environment that surrounds it. Built using the principles of biomimicry, this structure draws on the natural world for inspiration, taking cues from the way plants and animals are designed to thrive in their environments.

One of the most striking features of this building is the way it is surrounded by giant plants that provide fresh air and shade, creating a microclimate that supports life and growth. These plants are not just decorative features; they play a vital role in the building's overall design, providing natural cooling and filtering out pollutants from the air.

The island of Protopica is not just a vision of a sustainable future; it is a symbol of hope and possibility. As the world becomes increasingly fragmented and polarized, it can be easy to feel like the barriers that separate us are insurmountable. But by creating a tourist destination where all passports and nationalities are allowed, regardless of the landscape of diplomatic hierarchies, we are sending a powerful message about our collective future. This is an opportunity to tackle the systemic barriers that impede citizens from developing countries from exploring the world freely, and to show that we can find ways to overcome. In the future, I believe that Protopica will serve as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to work towards a more inclusive and equitable world.