Friday, 19 November 2010

london futures: 1 Oct 2010 - 6 March 2011

A month ago, while at the Museum of London to see the light surgeons' video and and installation, I got into a room behind the Sackler café showing an exhibition called 'London Futures', mainly manipulated landscapes in London describing what the city will look in the future under the global warming context. The exhibition is lasting until next March, it's a good opportunity to see it. There's an ironical sense of humor in the images!
Below is a section copied from the Museum of London's website:

A display of 14 arresting images will be on display at the Museum of London from 1 October 2010 to 6 March 2011.

Like postcards from the future, familiar views of the capital have been digitally transformed by GMJ (external link) illustrators Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones.

The display brings home the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels and how all Londoners will need to innovate and adapt to survive.

Examples of the striking images that will be on show include Parliament Square put to work as a rice paddy, ice skating down the Thames, Buckingham Palace surrounded by a sea of shanty housing and the Gherkin occupied by thousands of eco-refugees highlight the shocking realities we could face.

Listen to our soundtrack inspired by this display

We have created a playlist on Spotify (external link) to accompany this display which takes its inspiration from the images and possible outcomes of climate change on London. Click here (external link) to listen and post reviews and additional suggestions via our Facebook and twitter pages.

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