What’s the future of Australian cities? Are we built to last or destined to be consumed by our digital selves?
Join speculative architect* Liam Young in a one day think tank exploring methodologies for creating artworks that operate between performance, design, fiction and future.
‘Urban Tectonic’ – concept artist Daniel Dociu‘s response to Liam Young’s ‘Under Tomorrow’s Sky’ brief.
This is an opportunity to learn from and talk with one of the most sought-after dreamers of possible futures in the world.
Places are limited to this FREE workshop.
RSVP by Thursday 28 July to firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is suitable for performance practitioners, visual and interdisciplinary artists, architects, designers and creative programmers.
* Where ”architects use ideas for the built environment to express themselves in a way that’s analogous to how storytellers use words.” Avinash Rajagopal, Arch Daily
Workshop date: Monday, 1 August, 10am – 4pm.
This is a free event.
Venue: CIA studios, 480 Newcastle Street, West Perth.
Top: Liam Young at Virgin Spaceport by Jono Gales
Bottom: Under Tomorrows Sky movie miniature model. Image by Boudewijn Bollmann.
Liam is in Perth also presenting at the DISRUPTED Festival of Ideas, it is recommended (not compulsory) that you see his keynote before attending the workshop.
Liam Young (UK/AU)
Founder, Tomorrows Thoughts Today & Co-founder, Unknown Fields Division
Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is founder of the urban think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today and also runs the nomadic research studio Unknown Fields Division. Liam manages his time exploring distant landscapes and prototyping the future worlds he extrapolates from them.
More about Liam Young and speculative architecture:
- An interview on nextnature.net with Liam Young on speculative architecture and engineering the future
- An article on archdaily.com – five fantastical examples of speculative architecture
Disrupted Festival highlights featuring Liam Young:
Keynote: Hello, City!
With Liam Young, facilitated by Terri-ann White.
Saturday 30 July, 11am
State Library of Western Australia, Discovery Lounge
What are the consequences of impending smart city technology on our urban space? In Hello, City! Liam Young takes you on a storytelling tour in a driverless taxi through a network of software systems, ghost architectures, anomalies and glitches, searching for the wilds beyond the machine. This performance is an audio-visual expedition to a city found somewhere between the present and the predicted, the real and the imagined, stitched together from fragments of real landscapes and designed urban fictions.
Panel – Taking Back the City
Facilitated by Kelli McCluskey with Liam Young, Dr Daniela A. Ottmann, Erin Coates and Lynda Roberts.
Saturday 30 July, 2pm
State Library of Western Australia, Discovery Lounge.
The future health of the earth depends on the city and its remaking, not just physically but socially. When we talk about what is good for our cities; public activation, social engagement and greening, what do we really mean? If our cities aligned less with the endless pursuit of market growth and instead with the aspirations of the communities within it, what would our public space look like?
Both sessions are free.