"The selfmade city: Denmark year 2573"
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We have asked Ricky Allman to define the show, 'The selfmade city: Denmark year 2573' Dozens of different ideas are boiled down to a few paragraphs. He spent most of the summer 2013, in and around Denmark to prepare this show, that we so eagerly has anticipated. Here is what he has to say, about this specific body of work:
'I have been focused on the future since it's destruction was predicted to me as a child in Sunday school. A deep fear and simultaneous excitement and fascination developed. Thankfully, my understanding of the future is much different today. Self-replicating printing, self-healing nano building materials and more new technologies point to a future of architecture proliferating into cities that can copy and replicate themselves.
I imagine in these future cities each minor error accumulating over time into mutations, some of which benefit the city, others to their detriment. Eventually this Darwinian architecture will change drastically enough to diverge into city species.
Additionally, developments in neuroscience point to the possibility of digitizing the mind. The real-time decoding of neural synapse firing into digital code uploaded instantly via quantum computing can, essentially, install a mirror human consciousness onto any platform: onboard car computer, hvac system, or a fully integrated city...