Apocalypse most likely a tiny bit later than now.

In a post-nuclear future, when the earth is riddled with radiation, a new urban developer proposes to regenerate the cities back into civilisation. [radio;nuclide] was implanted within a highly hostile space in an abandoned area near Baikonur, Kazakhstan . Part fungi, part mollusc, part machine it intends to soak up the radiation and remove it from the irradiated cities, unifying with them them in the process.

OOE Workshop Ghent:
In contrast to contemporary thought and design, which views things as the aggregation or assembly of smaller bits and parts, in OOD new objects emerge out of an ecology of interaction of multiple and heterogeneous objects. Through a process of formation or computation, highly differentiated, contradictory concepts and structures can become one object, without resulting in an incongruous collage.