Join The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture for a lecture with Liam Young, Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, Unknown Fields, SCI-Arc, on Wednesday September 21st at 5:00 p.m. at Goldsmith Hall (GOL 3.120). The event is in person and a recording will be available on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel following the live event.
Liam Young is a designer, director, and BAFTA-nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction, and futures. Described by the BBC as “the man designing our futures,” his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today. In his lecture, Young will take us on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth, where ten billion people surrender the rest of the world to a global-scaled wilderness and the return of stolen lands. Set against the consistent failure of nation states to act in any meaningful way against climate change, “Planet City” emerges from a global citizen consensus, a voluntary and multi-generational retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis.
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