Julia Solano

  • @solano
  • systems design, diverse & equitable futures, bamboo design/build
  • she/her
  • Arcosanti, Arizona
Systems designer, futurist, and bamboo architect passionate about actualizing diverse and equitable f...  
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Investigations & Curiosities


Sep 23, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Created a trend report
Wrote a Strategic Foresight Report
Imagined diverse futures
Collaborated with Guild of Future Architects
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Launched Portals to Beautiful Futures, in collaboration with Guild of Future Architects

Explores possible futures and provocations such as –
  • What if shared well-being became the standard of success for our nations?
  • Are we ready to move from an era that rewards extraction to one that prioritizes regeneration?
  • How will we move from an era of destabilizing information into an age of trusted wisdom?
  • Can we dismantle industrial-age silos between work, home, education, play, and community?
Exploration and Future Sensing, Omidyar Network
Sep 23, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Launched a fund
Created an advisory committee
Architected and launched the Community Infrastructure Fund for Mutual Aid to support organizations (especially BIPOC led) in developing mutual aid infrastructure!

Exploration and Future Sensing, Omidyar Network
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Started a new role at Armillaria
Excited to join Armillaria as Partner Program Manager! 🎉

Armillaria is a systems lab for the design, development, and deployment of critical digital infrastructure for addressing global goals. As a cooperative venture, we work together with communities and organisations to more effectively address complex environmental, social, and economic challenges using contemporary innovations in technology, finance, and law.

Partner Program Manager, Armillaria
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Started a new role at Making Tangible
Excited to join Making Tangible as Founder! 🎉
Founder, Making Tangible
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Left a role at Omidyar Network
Ended my journey as Exploration and Future Sensing at Omidyar Network!
Exploration and Future Sensing, Omidyar Network
Feb 01, 2021
Feb 01, 2021
Moved to Arcosanti
Moved to Arcosanti as a resident
Community Council Member, Resident, Arcosanti
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