13th August 2012

Design Futures and the City

Futuring Port Hedland: Thinking the Urmadic City in the Age of Unsettlement, edited by Tony Fry and Eleni Kalantidou has recently been published by QCA . This 88 page booklet contains a collection of essay based on a critical engagement with the plans, problems and implications of a massive expansion the Western Australian city of Port Hedland – which is the largest volume port in the world from which iron ore is exported to China. The project grew out of a hothouse undertaken by Master of Design Futures students in 2011. It builds on earlier work done on cities than can be moved and new forms of nomadic like.  It’s a must for anyone interested in Design Futures and the transformation of the City.

Available from Michelle Conron in the Design Department: [email protected]