The Gold Mine Exhibition

72nd World Science Fiction Festival

Nic Clear, Michael Aling (Designer), Hyun Jun Park (Designer), Simon Withers (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

The Gold Mine
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
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLoncon 3: 72nd World Science Fiction Convention
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014

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Clear, N. (Author), Aling, M. (Designer), Park, H. J. (Designer), & Withers, S. (Designer). (2014). The Gold Mine Exhibition: 72nd World Science Fiction Festival. Exhibition, London: Loncon 3: 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.
Clear, Nic (Author) ; Aling, Michael (Designer) ; Park, Hyun Jun (Designer) ; Withers, Simon (Designer). / The Gold Mine Exhibition : 72nd World Science Fiction Festival. [Exhibition].
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