UNDER TOMORROWS SKY CONCEPT ART BY HOVIG ALAHAIDOYAN

Early in the design process of the Under Tomorrows Sky city concept artist Hovig Alahaidoyan translated fragments of the think tank’s discussion into this set of sketches. Hovig’s visions evolved alongside the miniature model of the city. In the sketch above Hovig imagines life on the coastline of our island city.

The city’s inhabitants scavenge on the mudflats in the shadow of industry

By night the city glows with the colours of Bollywood

The city as an endless designed geology

The walls of the city become the edges to artificial canyons

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UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PROJECT VIDEO BY ODDONE

Production house Oddone have edited together a project video for Under Tomorrows Sky and the MU Foundation. Oddone are also developing a short narrative video to launch at Dutch Design week. Stay tuned for more details.

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY CONCEPT ART BY DANIEL DOCIU

In response to the Under Tomorrows sky brief concept artist Daniel Dociu has developed a series of visions of our future city. In this ‘Urban Tectonic’ series Daniel is exploring the city as a constructed geology. The images can be seen now at MU in Eindhoven, NL.

SEE THE SERIES HERE

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY CONCEPT ART BY HOVIG ALAHAIDOYAN

Early in the design process of the Under Tomorrows Sky city concept artist Hovig Alahaidoyan translated fragments of the think tank’s discussion into this set of sketches. Hovig’s visions evolved alongside the miniature model of the city. In the sketch above Hovig imagines life on the coastline of our island city.

SEE ALL HOVIG’S SKETCHES HERE

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY MINIATURE MODEL CITY PHOTO GALLERY

Photo gallery form the Under Tomorrows Sky movie miniature model installed in MU, Eindhoven.  All images by Boudewijn Bollmann.

SEE IMAGE GALLERY HERE

ODDONE MOTION GRAPHIC STUDIO JOINS THE STORYTELLING TEAM

Dutch motion graphics production house ODDONE have joined the Under Tomorrows Sky team to develop a narrative animation set in our future city. ODDONE have already been involved in the documentation of our think tank and have edited together a number of descriptive summary videos of the public think tank event. In this video Liam Young summarizes some of the key points that were raised and discusses the design direction for the city. After the development of the stage set city model oddone also put this video together which includes images of the think tank concept art and time lapses from within the urban landscape. Their final film will be on show with the Under Tomorrows Sky exhibition at MU in Eindhoven for dutch design week beginning October 20th.

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY @ MU OPENING AUG 10TH

The first glimpses from Under Tomorrows Sky can be seen at 8pm on August 10th at MU in Eindhoven. On show will be a room sized movie miniature model of our imaginary city and behind the scenes work from the think tank.

Under Tomorrows Sky is a fictional, future city. Speculative architect Liam Young of the London based Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of scientists, technologists, futurists, illustrators, science fiction authors and special effects artists to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains.

In online and live discussions held during the past months the think tank came together to design this future city and discuss the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies. This time there are no dystopian visions of the future, we’ve seen enough of those. Under Tomorrows Sky imagines a post-capitalist urbanity full of optimism and joy, full of life and aspiration.

It is a city of extraordinary technology but at first glance appears indistinguishable from nature. It is an artificial reef that grows and decays and grows again as the city becomes a cyclic ecosystem. A city as a geological formation of caves and grottos covered by a thick layer of soil and slime, a biological soup of human and non-human inhabitants. The city and us are one, a symbiotic life form. The city grows and we grow with it. Together we form a giant complex organism of which ecology and technology are inseparable parts.

At this moment the phase of creation has begun. An intricately detailed miniature model of this future city will rise under tomorrows sky and come into being at MU in the upcoming weeks. Between August 10 and October 28 all involved with the creation of the model will develop a collection of fictions based in the city. The model will be the backdrop for animated films and a stage set for a collection of stories and illustrations. The audience will also be invited to contribute their own narratives to the city through a series of workshops. Under Tomorrows Sky will be the starting point of a new ecological urban vision. The city of the future is not of a fixed time or place but it will emerge through the help of many.

Opening on Friday August 10 from 8 pm onwards.
On view till October 28.

For more information and special program check the websites www.mu.nl and www.undertomorrowssky.com

image credit-Under Tomorrows Sky Concept Art by Factory Fifteen

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 14: CONCLUSION AND MOVING FORWARD: LIAM YOUNG, BRUCE STERLING, SIMON INGS AND THE TWEETOSPHERE

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 14

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 13: CONCLUSION AND MOVING FORWARD: BRUCE STERLING AND SIMON INGS

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 13

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 12: CONCLUSION AND MOVING FORWARD: RACHEL ARMSTRONG

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 12

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 11: DISENCHANTED BOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 11

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 10: THE ARISTOCRACY AND THEIR PECULIAR BIOTYPE

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 10

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 9: PRE-HUMAN BEAUTY: MERMAIDS AND THE EEL GIRL

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 9

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 8: A POST-CAPITALIST CITY

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 8

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 7: A FOREST OF OFFSHORE OIL BARRACKS: STRUCTURE, RESILIENCE AND NON-HUMAN INHABITANTS

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 7

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 6: THE CITY RECYCLING ITSELF: ROOTS, FILAMENTS AND SLIME MOULD SUPERCOMPUTER

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 6

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 2 PART 5: DOMESTICALLY SHARED REACTIVE SPACES

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin. Day 1 was a general introductions to the themes and ideas each of us wanted to introduce and explore, day 2 was an open ideas jam to develop a specific brief and agenda for the fictional future city.

This is day 2 Part 5

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 1: BRUCE STERLING INTRODUCTIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY is a fictional, future city. Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.

Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

Under Tomorrows sky will open at MU in Eindhoven on August 10th 2012 and will be developed further for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin.

Day 01Introductions and Provocations
Bruce Sterling

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 1: PAUL DUFFIELD INTRODUCTIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY is a fictional, future city. Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.

Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

Under Tomorrows sky will open at MU in Eindhoven on August 10th 2012 and will be developed further for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin.

Day 01Introductions and Provocations
Paul Duffield

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 1: RACHEL ARMSTRONG INTRODUCTIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY is a fictional, future city. Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.

Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

Under Tomorrows sky will open at MU in Eindhoven on August 10th 2012 and will be developed further for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin.

Day 01Introductions and Provocations
Rachel Armstrong

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK DAY 1: WARREN ELLIS INTRODUCTIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY is a fictional, future city. Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank came together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops.

Come behind the scenes as we opened up the design process of the speculative city and exposed the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join in as we debate the possibilities of emerging biologies and technologies.

Under Tomorrows sky will open at MU in Eindhoven on August 10th 2012 and will be developed further for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
The public think tank included contributions from Bruce Sterling, Rachel Armstrong, Warren Ellis, Simon Ings, Centre for Science and Imagination, Geoff Maungh + Nicola Twilley, Next Nature and live sketching from Paul Duffield and Edouard Caplin.

Day 01Introductions and Provocations
Warren Ellis