Artist Alvaro Naddeo’s vision of a world after the apocalypse is relatively optimistic, least of all because there’s a world still standing. In his take, not only does humankind ostensibly survive the next 31 years, but so does its plucky, can-do DIY attitude.
Across a series of detailed miniature watercolours, Naddeo imagines elaborate and enterprising shelters, structures and vehicles – even a shopping-trolley-cum-workspace – cobbled together out of the trash we seemingly can’t stop making and disposing of. On one hand, it’s a heartening reminder of our resourcefulness. On the other, it’s depressing that we aren’t really using that resourcefulness to steer clear of this kind of scenario in the first place.