The Gold Mine: A Post-singularity Utopia

  • Nic Clear University of Huddersfield
Keywords: Architecture, Utopia, Technology, Science Fiction, Cognitive estrangement, Novum, Singularity, Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno, Collabocracy

Abstract

The Gold Mine is an architectural project for a post-scarcity, post-singularity city set on Canvey Island. The project is intended to test the application of speculative ideas taken from literary science fiction combined with concepts currently being developed in the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno technologies and framed within the context of a formal architectural project. 

The Gold Mine is seen as a speculative architectural design intended to ask ‘what-if’ questions about the nature of our cities and re-ignite debates around the concept of Utopia, proposing a radically different model of the human organisation at a time when neo-liberal ideologies dominate our thinking on the city.

Author Biography

Nic Clear, University of Huddersfield

Professor of Architecture

Dean of School of Art, Design and Architecture

University of Huddersfield

Published
2020-12-30