Presented by Uro Publications as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair
Planet City explores the productive potential of extreme densification. Both a book and an accompanying short film, the project captures an imagined future where humanity retreats into one hyper-dense metropolis, leaving the rest of the planet to become a global wilderness. This is a work of critical architecture – a speculative fiction grounded in statistical analysis, research and traditional knowledge.
At this live talk, join author and filmmaker Liam Young, publisher Andrew Mackenzie and the NGV’s Ewan McEoin in a discussion of the role that speculative fiction plays in confronting the urgent environmental questions of today.
Liam Young is an Australian born film director and architect. Young’s work is situated within the fields of design fiction and critical design. His work explores the increasingly blurred boundaries among film, fiction, design and storytelling with the goal of prototyping and imagining the future of the city.
Andrew Mackenzie is co-Director of Uro Publications.
Ewan McEoin is The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria.