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Future Cities: Nature vs. Technology

How do top architects, artists and philosophers think the future city will look?


The debate will feature Sir Terry Farrell, leading British architect;
Julia Barfield, partner of Marks Barfield, who designed the London
Eye; and James Heartfield, writer, broadcaster and co-editor of
Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age. The Participating
Chair is Hilary Lawson, Artistic Director of Artscape, philosopher
and award-winning film-maker.

What will our future cities look like? The advance of technology
within architecture and construction brings with it a broad spectrum
of possibilities in designing space - both for architects and artists
but also for the individual, with the development of electronic
networks and interactive, self-programmed environments. But in an
increasingly artificial environment, are we in danger of losing all
touch with the natural world? Are we condemned to live in a concrete
jungle riddled with electronic networks and gadgets?


Speaker(s):

Sir Terry Farrell | talks | www
MBE RIBA FRSA Julia Barfield | talks | www
Philosopher Hilary Lawson | talks | www
Professor James Heartfield | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

9 November 2005 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
+44 20 79 30 36 47
http://www.ica.org.uk/
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Organised by:

Artscape
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Tickets:

£8 / £6

Available from:

The ICA box office on 020 7930 3647

Additional Information:

See map at: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=529752&y=180263&z=1&sv=carlton+house+terrace&st=1&tl=Carlton+House+Terrace,+SW1&searchp=newsearch.srf&mapp=newmap.srf

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A report is available at:

Posted at 9:04 PM on 9 January, 2006 by James Heartfield

http://www.uel.ac.uk/risingeast/currentissue/debate/bell.htm



 

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