Strata, 5000mm x 3000mm, venetian blinds, iron lak, ambulance building
When tectonic activity, Aeolian winds, time, icecaps, entropy and ennui have done their thing, what will crystalise from this -cene? Will new elements form from compacted and weathered concrete, plastic, steel, glass and asphalt?
Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina, curators of last year’s Istanbul Design Biennial, observed, “the planet itself has been completely encrusted by design as a geological layer.”
The factors that shape Earth’s surface bore the Tweed Caldera and its rhyolites, basalts and fertile red loamy soils. The anthropic landscapes that perch on Earth’s ancient body; what neo-minerals will surface from their compressed frames in due course?