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Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!

Posted By Kate Andrews On June 28, 2008 @ 5:15 am In Urban design,Water Issues | No Comments

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As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008 [2], award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera [3] depict London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. In a conversation with Inhabitat, Squint/Opera [3] designer Nick Taylor explained how these images predict that humans will adapt to changed landscapes; “the images are optimistic and reveal that far from being a tragedy, the floods have brought about a much-improved way of life to the capital city.”


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Imitating some of “the techniques of the super-idealistic Victorian landscape painters”, Squint/Opera [3] have used a combination of photography, 3d modeling and digital manipulation to present five unique visions of a tranquil utopia. One image sees a man preparing to dive off a ledge in St Paul’s Cathedral and another sees a couple rigging up pre-flood artifacts to get makeshift machinery to power a light bulb.

The ‘Flooded London’ [4] exhibition is open from 20 June-20 July at London’s Medcalf Gallery, EC1R 4QE. There will also be an evening event held at Medcalf with Squint/Opera on 18th July 08 to celebrate the exhibition.

+ Squint/Opera [3]
+ Flooded London [LDF 2008] [4]
+ London Festival of Architecture 2008 (20th June – 21st July) [2]

Copyright Images © Squint/Opera.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/28/squintopera-depicts-future-life-in-flooded-london/

[2] London Festival of Architecture 2008: http://www.lfa2008.com

[3] Squint/Opera: http://www.squintopera.com

[4] ‘Flooded London’: http://www.lfa2008.org/event.php?id=32&name=Flooded+London

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