MA+P MA+P

Projects

Raja's Journal

Raja's Journal is a transmedial novel set in the year 2042 about a young man dealing with the death of his father. Using an intergenerational, cross-cultural narrative, the story attempts to reimagine how we as human beings relate to climate change.


This project takes the hopelessness of climate change and looks to provide a speculative design narrative to retarget our personal investments in the issue and build the world of the near future. Research on speculative design, edutainment, and the role of narratives in social change is incorporated into the writing and creation of the project. With a grounding in these research forms, Raja's Journal attempts to provide an answer about why we as humans should care about the issue and to renew the way we perceive the concept of hope - as hope for the future survival of the human race.


The original format of this was intended to be a physically printed book, with assets in it that can be interacted with as well as online assets. This has been adjusted for an online format.

Raja's Journal

Ashkay Ravi
Spring 2020
Text

Raja's Journal is a transmedial novel set in the year 2042 about a young man dealing with the death of his father. Using an intergenerational, cross-cultural narrative, the story attempts to reimagine how we as human beings relate to climate change.


This project takes the hopelessness of climate change and looks to provide a speculative design narrative to retarget our personal investments in the issue and build the world of the near future. Research on speculative design, edutainment, and the role of narratives in social change is incorporated into the writing and creation of the project. With a grounding in these research forms, Raja's Journal attempts to provide an answer about why we as humans should care about the issue and to renew the way we perceive the concept of hope - as hope for the future survival of the human race.


The original format of this was intended to be a physically printed book, with assets in it that can be interacted with as well as online assets. This has been adjusted for an online format.