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The Gold Mine: A ludic architecture

The Gold Mine: A ludic architecture

Clear, Nicholas (2014) The Gold Mine: A ludic architecture. Architectural Design, 84 (4). pp. 128-133. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture; Utopia; Science fiction; Urbanism; Post-scarcity; Post-singularity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 22:19

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