In a world subject to the effects of dramatic climate change, declining resources, ever-increasing income inequality, widespread political instability, rapid population growth and concomitant consumption of space design disciplines must work towards radical solutions.
What does the Future City look like? What are the ‘Future City Products’ that will characterise it? These are precisely the questions that the interventions The Future City is Wide by The Why Factory, Copy Paste, a bad ass guide for becoming a Starchitect, (W)ego, a 9 meter high, habitable installation and the workshop Ici Eindhoven sought to answer.
The interventions frame and highlight several principles integral to the Future City:
The Future City is Wide
How much can we dream for the future city? (What are the limits of possibility in the future city?)
The Future City has Memories
How can we use the architecture of the present to make better architecture in the future?
The Future City is Flexible
How can we negotiate our own architectures of desire?
The Future City is Intimate
How can the city itself encourage social connection?
The Future City is Green
What is the green city of the future?
The Future City is Up
What new perspectives can our roofscapes offer?
The Future City doesn’t need Energy
What happens in a city without energy?
The Future City is Transparent
How can we share our experience of the city with everyone?
The Future City is Festive
How can we dance with our cities?
The Future City is Science Fiction (originally: The Future City is There!)
What do we need to do to make these future cities possible?
- Principal in charge
- Strategy & Development
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