The Future of Urban Resilience

During this project we explored the future of community responses to extreme heat.

The setting was Kings Cross in 2025 and our team produced a scenario that explored the resilience of the Bemerton community during a heatwave.

We used foresight techniques to envision a possible world from-out one of the two axes: reactive adaption to stress versus proactive planning, and centralised top down processes versus decentralised bottom up adaption.

The outcomes was this animated storyboards and a physical artefacts from the future.

The project was exhibited as part of a four day public programme: The Cultures of Resilience Exchange the platform for actions and evidence held at the London College of Communication featuring performances, lectures, presentations and exhibits that explored and presented new cultural discourse on resilience.

Initiated by MA Narrative Environments and i.c.w. ARUP Foresight