This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 28th Feb 2019
Architects, artists, filmmakers and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative visions tend to be seen very differently from scientific predictions: flights of fancy on the one hand versus practical reasoning on the other.
Challenging this opposition, 'Future Cities' teases out the links between speculation and practice, exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities – submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined and salvaged.
In the Netherlands, prototype floating cities are already being built; Dubai’s recent skyscrapers resemble those of science-fiction cities of the past; while makeshift settlements built by the urban poor in the developing world are already like the dystopian cities of cyberpunk. Bringing together architecture, fiction, film and art, the book re-connects the imaginary city with the real – proposing a future for humanity that is already grounded in the present and creative practices of many kinds.
Cost: Free of Charge
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More information at this website.2019-02-28 2019-02-28 Europe/London Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination book launch 'Future Cities' teases out the links between speculation and practice, exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities – submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined and salvaged. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/02/28/future-cities-architecture-and-the-imagination-book-launch-190841 University of London (UCL),Room 6.02,22 Gordon Street,London
University of London (UCL),
22 Gordon Street,