Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban fiction?
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: Lecture Hall
‘Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?’ the follow up to ‘Food City’ and ‘Smartcities and Eco-Warriors’, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate. The stimulus for the infrastructures derives from postulated scenarios and processes gleaned from science fiction and futurology as well as current body of scientific knowledge regarding changing impacts on cities. JG Ballard has written that the psychological realm of science fiction is most valuable in its predictive function, and in projecting emotions into the future.
CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett, UCL and the founder of Studio 8 Architects. His teaching and designs focus on multi-disciplinary innovative interpretations of social, political, and environmental sustainability programs. He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts London ‘Grand Architecture Prize’.
Image: Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban fiction? book cover
credit: CJ Lim / Studio 8 Architects
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