Birthing 2.0 is a provocative and immersive project set in the year 2075, exploring the complex ethical and social consequences when Artificial Womb Technology (AWT) widely adopted in a society still dominated by capitalist and patriarchal structures.
The project composes two parts. Part I – Re/birth, introduces a conceptual company that serves as a miniature of the Artificial Womb Technology companies, which symbolises the transformation of birth, promising immense benefits to humanity but laced with feminist overtone primarily aimed at maximising profits. Part II – The Black Market, starkly illustrates the consequences of unequal access to AWT. It depicts a world where
the lack of availability fuels a clandestine market, ex- acerbating global disparities and deepening the divide between the haves and have-nots.
The project is designed to stimulate discourse and reflection on the intricate interplay between power rela- tionship, technology, and inequality on Artificial Womb Technology, to cast a spotlight on a future that is both technologically advanced and ethically ambiguous.