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The Future city

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  • Nick Dunn (Artist)
  • Paul Cureton (Artist)
  • Nick Francis (Other)
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Publication date10/02/2015
Media of outputDrawing
Original languageEnglish
EventThe Future City - RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10/02/201531/03/2015

Exhibition

ExhibitionThe Future City
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period10/02/1531/03/15

Abstract

Imagining the city of the future has long been a source of fascination for architects, artists, and designers of all kinds. Through drawings, maps and film, urban futures have been depicted in many ways - from tranquil green utopias and great domed constructions to vast, interconnected mega-structures and machines.

The UK was one of the first modern societies to urbanise and subsequently de-urbanise. Cities, once perceived as a problem, are now recognised as the heart of the country's social, cultural and economic life, and home to the vast majority of the UK's population of 62 million people. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, the future of the UK will be shaped by its cities. Anticipating change will be crucial to their success.

Therefore, this exhibition explores the a visual history of the future to outline four of the UK's key urban challenges over the coming decades. What do changing technologies, demographics and lifestyles mean for our cities? How can emerging tools help future proof cities and their citizens? What might your city look like in 2065?