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Liam Young, 05 10 12


KERB 20 is out now and features new projects by Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today and his nomadic design Studio the Unknown Fields Division. Other contributers include Factory Fifteen, Philip Beesely, Future Cities Lab, Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLG) and many more. You can purchase your copy here http://www.melbournebooks.com.au/kerb-20.html. Kerb Edition 20 examines ways in which speculative narrative discourse can be applied to landscape architecture. Through exploring Fabricated foundations, Fossilisation of information, and Contemporary unfoldings, we can navigate new horizons for the narratives of landscape architecture that propel beyond responsive tracings, and position new navigations; forms of resistance to the existing knowledge. It is through this view in landscape architecture that exploration is facilitated of both new possibilities and of their implications.

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Liam Young, 08 02 12


Tomorrows Thoughts Today’s Liam Young’s Unknown Fields Division Summer 2011 mission to Chernobyl is the cover story for this months ICON magazine. The piece is beautifully written by the expedition’s embedded journalist Will Wiles. The cover photo is by Bryan Allen. You can check out Bryan’s other photos on his blog Post Industrial Latent Space.

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Liam Young, 05 05 11


Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today have several projects- Where the Grass is Greener, Specimens of Unnatural History, Make me a Mountain! and an essay ‘Productive Dystopias’ in the new book ‘Utopia Forever: Visions of Architecture and Urbanism’ edited by Lukas Feireiss + Robert Klanten.

Utopia Forever, is a book that strives to bring together today’s architectural and urban visions of possible futures that rise above the disillusionment of the present, and expand the imaginative horizons of human potential, simultaneously revealing the conflicts this architecture provokes, and outlining the potential implications for our world. From magnificent master plans, floating islands and flying fortresses, to visionary cityscapes and extraordinary habitats, Utopia Forever showcases the best examples of experimental architectural propositions that have originated in recent years. Some are ironic yet critical, others affirmative yet progressive; but all are rather ambiguous and exploratory. In addition to the numerous projects from around the globe presented in this book, Utopia Forever moreover provides a selection of essays by various architects and theorists that critically discuss numerous questions associated with the subject of architectural utopias. (more…)

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Liam Young, 03 05 11


Liam Young of TTT has a new project apprearing in the landscapes journal KERB issue 19 Paradigms of Nature: Post Natural Futures published by RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. Other contributors include TTT pals R&Sie, Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Daisy Ginsberg and Sacha Pohflepp, David Gissen et al. Have a look through the full list of contributors here. It should be an interesting issue. Go buy one.

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Darryl Chen, 23 04 11


TTT’s Where the Grass Is Greener speculative provocation was featured in a recent issue of China’s premier style magazine The Outlook. Flick back in Slow Thoughts for the skinny on our project for London’s suburbs….

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Liam Young, 14 02 11


Last month Tomorrows Thoughts Today’s Liam Young was invited to be a part of BLDGBLOG’s Landscape Futures Super Workshop in LA. Foreshadowing further collaborations the event brought together the protagonists in Geoff Manuagh’s upcoming exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art titled Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices, and Architectural Inventions. Through the Super Workshop the typically insulated curatorial process has been exploded into an organised series of landscape reconnaissance expeditions, recorded conversations, lectures and student presentations. The workshop and its themes have been explored in two interesting articles here in Domus and Wired magazine and feature illustrations by Liam Young and Tomorrows Thoughts Today.

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Darryl Chen, 29 07 10


Darryl Chen of Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today was selected as a finalist for “Project Vienna – A Design Strategy. How To React to a City?” and is featured in an exhibition at the MAK in Vienna. The ideas competition called for future-oriented projects that expand the concept of design, and centred on the significance of design as a means to influence and shape society. Selected entries were selected on the basis of their subversive and speculative natures…. values we hold close to our hearts at TTT. The accompanying catalogue features essays from Archizoom’s Andrea Branzi and FAT’s Sam Jacob, among other Viennese notables.

The exhibition runs at the MAK in Vienna from 29 June to 12 Sep. Details can be found here. (more…)

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Darryl Chen, 12 12 09


Is that really us in this month’s Blueprint magazine? Liam Young and Darryl Chen appear in the architecture and design mag’s special issue profiling 25 people who will be changing architecture and design in 2010. Props also go to David Adjaye, MIT’s Carlo Ratti, Toh Shimazaki, our pal Finn Williams, and a host of other movers and shakers. Check it out!

Yep, the year’s going to be full of wanton speculation a la perverse urbanism. On the cards for us: research trips to the Arctic Circle, Cuba and Guantanamo Bay; a book documenting last year’s Thrilling Wonder Stories at the AA, and an equally spectacular follow-up event; an exhibition in LA’s Superfront gallery; radical art in Switzerland and more productive dystopia you could shake a stick at. RSS feed us into your brain and get in contact with us if you want to jump on the Tomorrow’sThoughtsToday bandwagon!

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Liam Young, 22 11 09


On Wednesday 25th November Liam Young from Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today will be hosting the UK launch of BIG’s archicomic ‘Yes Is More’ at the Architectural Association. The book is an architecture monograph rendered as a cartoon strip with director Bjarke Ingels cast as comic superhero as he bounds through the bash, zap, pow bubbles of BIG’s kinky constructions. Duelling with the ‘Arch’ villains of planning regulators, developers and the gloom of global recession the spirited Bjarke always seems to win the day,  squeezing humour from bureaucracy and spinning tall tales of wide eyed optimism and poptastic manifestos of yes yes yes.   The event kicks off at 7pm with a lecture from Bjarke Ingels followed by discussion and a FREE bar. The book will be on sale for a special launch price and the whole gig is open to the public. A video of the event will be archived online here later in the week.

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Darryl Chen, 25 08 09


TTT’s Where the Grass is Greener project appears in the latest issue of MONU magazine. We’ve never seen so many urban thinktanks assembled in the one place (!) with projects from OMA, alumni from the Harvard GSD, Domus Academy and a curious outfit called What About It. MONU is the only magazine we know of that has its own youtube edition. Ahh, those clever Dutch. The issue on Clean Urbanism critically scrutinizes aspects of energy, consumption and waste and their effects on the contemporary city. Scroll down in Slow Thoughts to get a taster of our vision for a green future in all its wide-eyed potential, and grab a copy of MONU!

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Liam Young, 05 07 09


I have helped to organise Geoff Manaugh’s BLDGBLOG book launch which will be held at the Architectural Association on Tuesday 7th July 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.  Come along a bit earlier as the AA Projects Review exhibition is also running at the same time. The whole building is filled with all manner of architectural wonders. I run Intermediate Unit 7 here so pop in and check out the work.

Top photo by Valerie Bennett.

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Darryl Chen, 29 07 08


 

Who ever thought that travelling from one side of the Huangpu River to the other could be such a mind-altering experience? After descending from the regal Bund district into a collecting tunnel, uniformed attendees usher you into a sanitized antechamber, receiving room for the automated people-movers small standing height vehicles taking the form of white bubbles, exhibiting a smoothness of design not out of place in Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey. Eerie muzak dominates over the electrical silence of the vehicles adding to the cinematic nature of the experience. Pass the duchie and read on.   

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