Ok so green isn't always a good thing...but seriously if used in the right way..... →
1. You could get rid of your neighbour once and for all by melting their house with your solar panel windows
2. Create the cheapest outdoor festival EVER!!! by using a wind farm to create strobe lighting
3. Save up your compost heap and ask someone in the heavens to ensure it lights up (ok so it might combust- which is slightly different) every summers evening, for a good old BBQ
4. For a short period of the year, the new LED lightbulbs will give all of us the chance to a) put our foot down on the peddle and get out of the cold quicker without being stopped by the police or caught for driving through the red lights (I never said any of this was safe or moral) and b) use the money we would have spent on traffic fines to buy a special someone something extra special for Christmas
Ok so maybe these ideas are ridiculous, but the article by Heather Farris and Nick Masercola highlight some of the potential dangerous and harmful flaws with new green tech, but rather than rant about, let’s invite some techies, engineers and scientists to develop a better solution and if that doesn’t work we should get the builder to enforce proper construction design management solutions, so that I don’t have the chance to melt my neighbours home- because actually I quite like them.
Tomas Saraceno’s suspended environments create networks of habitable platforms floating in the air. These airborne utopias join like clouds, and bind together forming aerial cities in a constant state of evolution.
Through the creation of such spaces, Saraceno challenges notions of nationality and the built environment. His installations both grow to encorporate the environment that surrounds them, and simultaneously strive to create a new, evolutionary means of inhabiting space.
How are artists effected by the idea of a utopia, how are they representing them? Tom Saraceno believes utopia will be in the sky amongst the clouds in this installation.
How are planners affected by ideas of utopia and how are they expressing them in policies and projects?..I’m not sure, but this brings me a sense of joy and inspiration to work even harder to achieve better outcomes
Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence.
Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality
(thinking about the Black Radical Tradition of farming)
Im considering doing my dissertation project on social justice and renewable energy!…any ideas anyone?
(Source: pambana, via fuckyeahenvironmentaljustice)
so planners are boring?
No… Well actually some are. I’m not officially a planner- are you and if so are you boring?