London – Royal College of Art student Alice Theodorou is fighting back against short-term thinking with her latest project, The Future Will Just Have to Wait.
Theodorou’s satirical work maligns institutional and political short-sightedness, and in particular, the financially driven redevelopment projects springing up across London without the consent of local authorities.
The Future Will Just Have to Wait examines an alternative scenario for the controversial Mount Pleasant Mail Centre redevelopment in Farringdon. Theodorou’s work considers the site in the context of a 10,000-year masterplan.
‘By anticipating the challenges that London will face over the next 10,000 years (including population growth and then decline, rising sea levels, stricter energy targets, future space exploration and language obsolescence), the building addresses generational-scale questions and sets the agenda for its sustainable growth,’ Theodorou tells LS:N Global.
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