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Disrupted Journal of Media Practices

http://journal.disruptivemedia.org.uk/

103 Borough Road, London, United Kingdom
Adam Brown is Senior Lecturer in Photography at London South Bank University. His research concerns the politics of the photographic representation of the built environment. He explores how attempts to depict a future ‘real’ are linked to cultural, ideological, and economic constructions of past and future. He has published in the journals Etropic, Philosophy of Photography and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. He is a member of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at LSBU.

UniverCity


visualising spaces for the production of future uncertainties

UniverCity


visualising spaces for the production of future uncertainties
Future architecture will rethink the image's causal relationship to past or future, neither able to be visualised, nor predictable.

University websites are increasingly populated by CGI images of development projects, often speculative, sometimes destined to remain unbuilt. If such images represent a view onto the contemporary landscape of knowledge exchange and production, they can be said to fold territorialising, financialised and speculative constructs into academic / pedagogical practices properly characterised by democratic processes and the deferral of certainties. The production of locations for the generation/exchange of knowledge(s) calls for agonistic visualisations – incomplete even when complete, and complete when incomplete.

Renderings possess a truth function based on their ability to represent traces of future events, through mechanisms of financing, risk, recruiting allies and political will. This project proposes a series of visuals, sketches and discussions concerning the possibility of the possibility of a future means of visualisation able to work with incompleteness and uncertainty.

UniverCity


visualising spaces for the production of future uncertainties

UniverCity


visualising spaces for the production of future uncertainties
Future architecture will rethink the image's causal relationship to past or future, neither able to be visualised, nor predictable.

University websites are increasingly populated by CGI images of development projects, often speculative, sometimes destined to remain unbuilt. If such images represent a view onto the contemporary landscape of knowledge exchange and production, they can be said to fold territorialising, financialised and speculative constructs into academic / pedagogical practices properly characterised by democratic processes and the deferral of certainties. The production of locations for the generation/exchange of knowledge(s) calls for agonistic visualisations – incomplete even when complete, and complete when incomplete.

Renderings possess a truth function based on their ability to represent traces of future events, through mechanisms of financing, risk, recruiting allies and political will. This project proposes a series of visuals, sketches and discussions concerning the possibility of the possibility of a future means of visualisation able to work with incompleteness and uncertainty.


Idea by

@postoccupant
Disrupted Journal of Media Practices
103 Borough Road
London
United Kingdom
Adam Brown is Senior Lecturer in Photography at London South Bank University. His research concerns the politics of the photographic representation of the built environment. He explores how attempts to depict a future ‘real’ are linked to cultural, ideological, and economic constructions of past and future. He has published in the journals Etropic, Philosophy of Photography and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. He is a member of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at LSBU.