Visions – The Future Cities project
Posted in Visions by Ferne Edwards on March 29th, 2007
The Future Cities Project is a visioning of a future Melbourne blending science with intelligent imagination "to create a series startling visions and intriguing possible future worlds."
The Future Cities project draws together environmentalists, designers, artists, writers, illustrators, design students and primary children to engage and rediscover creative potential for making a sustainable future. Previous participants include Moss Cass (Australia’s first Federal Environment Minister), Tricia Caswell (former Executive Director, Global Sustainability RMIT), Joy Murphy Wandin (Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri), Peter Newton (Science Director, Built Environment, CSIRO) and Michael Krockenberger (Strategies Director, Australian Conservation Foundation). The collaborative project has now been going for four years with results including short stories, scientific opinion and articles, transcripts, illustrations, a DVD animation and large-scale sculptural installations.