Liam Young: Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness

Liam Young

Kunstenaar, filmmaker en architect Liam Young presenteert een sciencefiction-safari door een denkbeeldige stad van de toekomst waar de complete wereldbevolking (10 miljard mensen) opeen woont en zo het resterend deel van de aarde teruggeeft aan een wildernis op wereldschaal. Nagesprek met Saskia van Stein.

Artist, filmmaker and architect Liam Young presents a science-fiction safari through an imaginary city of the future in which the entire world’s population (10 billion people) lives together and abandons the rest of the earth to a wilderness that spans the globe. Followed by a conversation with Saskia van Stein.

Following centuries of globalization and never-ending economic extraction, we have remade the world from the scale of the cell to the tectonic plate. In the storytelling performance ‘Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness’, we go on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth, where 10 billion people surrender the rest of the world to a global-scaled wilderness and the return of stolen lands. Set against the consistent failure of nation states to act in any meaningful way against climate change, Planet City emerges from a global citizen consensus, a voluntary and multi-generational retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis.

Based on Planet City, the commissioned immersive film by Australian film director and speculative architect Liam Young. His most ambitious project to date, the animated short film provides a window into an alternative urban future that has been created as an antidote to the climate crisis. Planet City is simultaneously an extraordinary image of tomorrow and a provocative examination of the pertinent questions that are facing us today. The work represents a speculation on what might happen if we radically reverse the sprawl of cities – a planned retreat from all existing countries into a microcosm of the planet. Planet City is the city for us all, housing the world’s population in one super dense (but workable) city. Based on extensive research, involving a global think-tank of advisors and collaborators, including costume design by Ane Crabtree (The Handmaid’s Tale), the film presents what it would mean to house all humans and their attendant infrastructure and resources in a city for seven billion, returning the rest of the globe to heal as a vast wilderness without us.

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Kunstenaar, filmmaker en architect Liam Young presenteert een sciencefiction-safari door een denkbeeldige stad van de toekomst waar de complete wereldbevolking (10 miljard mensen) opeen woont en zo het resterend deel van de aarde teruggeeft aan een wildernis op wereldschaal. Nagesprek met Saskia van Stein.

Artist, filmmaker and architect Liam Young presents a science-fiction safari through an imaginary city of the future in which the entire world’s population (10 billion people) lives together and abandons the rest of the earth to a wilderness that spans the globe. Followed by a conversation with Saskia van Stein.

Following centuries of globalization and never-ending economic extraction, we have remade the world from the scale of the cell to the tectonic plate. In the storytelling performance ‘Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness’, we go on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth, where 10 billion people surrender the rest of the world to a global-scaled wilderness and the return of stolen lands. Set against the consistent failure of nation states to act in any meaningful way against climate change, Planet City emerges from a global citizen consensus, a voluntary and multi-generational retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis.

Based on Planet City, the commissioned immersive film by Australian film director and speculative architect Liam Young. His most ambitious project to date, the animated short film provides a window into an alternative urban future that has been created as an antidote to the climate crisis. Planet City is simultaneously an extraordinary image of tomorrow and a provocative examination of the pertinent questions that are facing us today. The work represents a speculation on what might happen if we radically reverse the sprawl of cities – a planned retreat from all existing countries into a microcosm of the planet. Planet City is the city for us all, housing the world’s population in one super dense (but workable) city. Based on extensive research, involving a global think-tank of advisors and collaborators, including costume design by Ane Crabtree (The Handmaid’s Tale), the film presents what it would mean to house all humans and their attendant infrastructure and resources in a city for seven billion, returning the rest of the globe to heal as a vast wilderness without us.