2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Representation – Digital: Fake Earths: A Planetary Theater Play
Fake Earths: A Planetary Theater Play speculates on how climate change could be the cultural and political catalyst for a renewed architectural environment during the post-Anthropocene era. In this projected future, the concept of “nature” is obsolete. Modeled like a theater play in multiple acts, the project considers five specific sites on Earth, whose perceived image and actual function are different. For instance, Potemkin Village—an infamous e-waste dump site in Africa—reads as a city from above but mischievously hides the reality of its architectural content within. Other imagined scenes include Asteroid Mining Clearing sites, Pacific Ocean Trash Mountains, the Spoil Tips Grand Tour, and the Wonder Zoo.
Project name: Cosmorama
Designer: DESIGN EARTH