To explain how this Atlantis-esque village of jellyfish Archibiotic architecture came to be, the designer, Vincent Callebaut, would provide a fictional letter written by a 15-year-old aquanaut named Océane.
“My name is Océane. I’m 15 years old. I’m an aquanaut teen. I was born in immersion in 2050 in an underwater farm called “Aequorea” off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Bio-inspired, the farm draws its name from a bioluminescent, light-emitting jellyfish characterized by its articulated, webbed tentacles. These tentacles enable it to swim and ensure its stability, while producing its own energy.”
– Océane’s Letter (via Vincent Callebaut)
In response to these realities, Océane’s grandparents and a community of scientists would begin construction of Aequorea by taking advantage of the 7th continent’s existence on international waters, exploring the ocean depths using moon-crescent-shaped fab labs and floating workshops. Several years later, the underwater jellyfish aquascape thrives, consisting of several different villages which house up to 20,000 aquanauts each – the People of the Seas. Aequorea has become a post-capitalist utopia, having long abandoned fossil fuels and an economy based around a universal basic income known as Aequo.