In 2003 Sir Martin Rees wrote a book titled Our Final Century: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-first Century. The premise of the book is that the Earth and human survival are in far greater danger from the potential effects of modern technology than is commonly realised, and that the twenty-first century may be a critical moment in history when humanity's fate is decided.
Could this be one cosmologist’s apocalyptic belief, an implausible science fiction scenario, or is it actually an important area of study that requires a great deal more scientific investigation than it has presently received?
This project explores an emerging area of science focused on the study of existential risk and provides the ground for this study to progress. Located along a radial axis, this landscaped corridor surrounds the future urban fabric of Milton Keynes with a series of distinct typologies and agendas distributed along its spine. Its epicenter is an expansion and development of the Bletchley Railway station, restoring the rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge, whilst maintaining connections between London and the north.
The study of existential risk requires the gathering of minds and knowledge from a multitude of disciplines, from Philosophy to Finance, Farming to Physics; the diverse input is what enables solutions to be found for the world’s most complex problems. Station Forum delivers a hyper-connected platform where diverse professional and academic brains collide, whilst the broader surrounding zoning proposal, serviced by shuttle, creates hubs for relevant industries to join the conversation.
You shouldn’t be scared.
School of Architecture
MA Architecture, 2015
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- BA Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, 2010
- Architectural assistant, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, 2014; Project architect, 3GATTI, Shanghai, 2012; Architectural assistant, Tech Cool Kondilis, Patras, 2011; Architectural internship, Point Supreme Architects, Athens, 2010