Remembering the Future . Angel Albarrán, Anna Cabrera (3ª ED)



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"Time moves in one direction, memory in another. We are that strange species that builds artifacts designed to oppose the natural flow of oblivion."

-William Gibson

We are our memories. They define who we are and who we are, and help us understand our reality.

When we remember, we do not simply evoke a perfect representation of the past. A memory is not a picture or a film of our lives.


We reconstruct our memories based on a set of things that have happened, which we combine with what we have perceived and imagined. What those perceptions are depends in turn on our past experiences, our knowledge and our personality. Consequently, each time we recall an event we alter it. We construct a scheme with the most important data and fill the gaps with what we imagine. The reworked memory is not, therefore, a perfect representation of the past event. Our memories are defective but we don't even realize it. Thinking about the future is one of the main characteristics of the human being. We make plans in advance. We visualize the future by imagining what is going to happen and how we will react. Thinking about the past and the future may seem like different activities, but when we think about the future we do the same mental work as when we remember. We only remember a future that has not yet happened. Both activities, remembering the past and remembering the future, are closely connected and never stop. We carry out these activities for the whole of our lives. our life, in a more or less conscious way, with the intention of defining us. ourselves and understand our world.


Remembering the Future . Angel Albarrán, Anna Cabrera 


Hardcover Pasta

64 pages

130 photographs

22 × 31.5 cm 8.6 × 12.4 in

Design Design Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine

Bilingual edition (English/Japanese)

Bilingual edition (English/Japanese) 

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