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The Gold Mine is a project for a post-scarcity city set in a post-singularity future and located in the Thames Estuary on Canvey Island. The Gold Mine is intended to test speculative concepts taken from literary science fiction within the context of a formal architectural project and is seen as an alternative model for urban design at a time when neo-liberal ideologies dominate our thinking on the city. The Gold Mine is a thought experiment intended to re-ignite debate around the issue of Utopia and possibility of a radically different conception of human society. The Gold Mine explicitly draws upon speculative architectural projects such as Constant Nieuwenhuis’s New Babylon and science-fiction utopias such as Iain M Banks The Culture.
The Gold Mine is an attempt to imagine a future that is not dominated by the narrow concerns of late capitalism but to create an architecture that sees as its goal the creation of a society that is developed for the betterment of all its members and not simply one that is trying to be slightly-less worse for a few.
Loncon 3 was the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention held at the Excel Centre between 14-18 August 2014. Loncon 3 was one of the most successful Worldcon’s ever held selling he most memberships (10,833) and had the second largest in-person attendance (7,951) of any Worldcon to date.
The Gold Mine was a specially commissioned exhibition by Events Division head, Farah Mendelsohn
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Loncon 3: 72nd World Science Fiction Convention|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Aug 2014|
|Event||Loncon 3: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention - ExCel, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Aug 2014 → 18 Aug 2014
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- School of Arts and Humanities - Professor and Dean - School of Art Design & Architecture
- Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability - Member
- Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture - Member
- Department of Art and Communication
- 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Clear, N., 6 Sep 2019
Research output: Non-textual form › ExhibitionFile
Park, H. J., 6 Jun 2015, Experiment 01_60 Second Architecture. Park, H. J. (ed.). London: The Bartlett Alumni Korea, UCL, Vol. 1. p. 41-44 4 p. (Architectural Experiment Series).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Clear, N., 17 Jul 2014, In: Architectural Design. 84, 4, p. 128-133 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review