Utopian and dystopian fantasies of the future have long been subjects of investigation in both the art and engineering communities. From the visionary sculptures of Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez, to the disquieting world of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, to Elon Musk’s hyperloop, and Hao Jingfang's Folding Beijing - visionaries of all kinds have explored the potential impact of technology and creativity on the future of our cities.
Today, we see evidence of how our reality is being altered by exponential technologies - from IoT to Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing to autonomous vehicles and more. As the line between science fact and science fiction becomes a blur, so too must the disciplines of engineering, technology, art, governance, and design.
This panel will explore how the blending of disciplines can create a more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable community of cities. When it comes to the future of urban cities, we all hold the key to progress, but how can we work together to unlock the full potential of tomorrow?