By Liam Young
Based in Los Angeles, film director and architect Liam Young’s work is situated within the fields of design fiction and critical design. ‘Planet City’ is an urgent examination of the productive potential of extreme densification in an imagined future where ten billion people surrender the rest of the planet to a global wilderness. In a vision that runs counter to our current world, the book describes a radical reversal of planetary sprawl, where humans retreat from our vast network of cities and supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis. Not a techno-utopian fantasy, this work of critical architecture and speculative fiction is grounded in statistical analysis, research, and traditional knowledge.
Collingwood (VIC), 2020, 11cm x 18cm, 408pp, illustrated, Paperback.