UPGRADE CITIES: SAMPLES
This selection of proposals for boldly different forms of urbanisation shows a range of possible futures ahead, made on previously unimaginable locations.
From Almaznaya Utopia (project and image by Ab Elis, Russia), a domed garden city in a permafrost mine crater in Siberia, the underground refuge of Vivos in the Mojave desert, the construction of the eco-city Masdar in the desert of the United Arab Emirates, up to plans for radically rethought societies like Seasteading or the Venus Project, or the possibility of Recycled Island to base a city literally on the plastic waste produced by current society. Set next to each other, these examples trigger thoughts on what could be desired or possibly contested urban horizons.
Dubravka Sekulić― Artist
Dubravka Sekulić is an assistant professor at the IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art, Faculty of Architecture, TU Graz and a PhD fellow at the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich. She studied architecture at the University of Belgrade and design at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. In 2003 she was a teaching assistant with Ivan Kucina at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade.