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  1. 1. ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME Beyond the Global City: Visual, Verbal and Virtual Experiences Dea van Lierop, University of Amsterdam London, 20-21 May 2011
  2. 2. KEY POINTS: <ul><li>ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME </li></ul><ul><li>HOW THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME TAKES SHAPE </li></ul><ul><li>THE FUTURE OF THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME?
  4. 4. FROM THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL SUBLIME TO THE AMERICAN TECHNOLOGICAL SUBLIME European Architectural Sublime, Arc de Triomphe. American Technological Sublime, Space Shuttle Columbia.
  5. 5. NYE’S DEFINITION OF THE SUBLIME (XIII): <ul><li>“ One of the most powerful human emotions” </li></ul><ul><li>“ [C]an weld society together” </li></ul><ul><li>“ In moments of sublimity, human beings temporarily disregard divisions among elements of the community.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ [T]aps into fundamental hopes and fears.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ [It] is an essentially religious feeling, aroused by the confrontation with impressive objects such as Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the New York skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the earth-shaking launch of a space shuttle.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ [I]s inscribed within public life” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Asian Ecological Sublime European Architectural Sublime American Technological Sublime Space Shuttle Columbia Arc de Triomphe Masdar City
  7. 7. LOCATING EXAMPLES OF THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME
  8. 8. HOW DOES THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME TAKE SHAPE?
  9. 9. MASDAR CITY: ABU DHABI, UAE Clockwise from top: Aerial view of Masdar City Masdar City’s Main Street Masdar City Plaza
  10. 10. GUANGMING SMARTCITY: GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA Computer-generated model of Guangming Smartcity. Farmers within a computer-generated model of Guangming Smartcity.
  11. 11. CJ LIM + ED LIU: SMARTCITIES + ECO-WARRIORS, PAGE 7 <ul><li>“ The Smartcity postulates that the next and final stage of evolution can only be a circular economy that subsumes agriculture, energy and industry into co-dependency and self-perpetuation.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City (1898) Le Corbusier’s Contemporary City (1929) and Radiant City (1935) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City (1935)
  13. 13. THE FUTURE OF THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME (AND, WHY IT CAN ONLY EXIST WITHIN A COMPUTER GENERATED MEDIUM)
  14. 14. AN AVERAGE DAY IN THE REGULATED, HYPER-DESIGNED AND PLANNED GUANGMING SMARTCITY FOR AN ELDERLY MOTHER AND HER SON:
  15. 15. THE FUTURE OF THE ASIAN ECOLOGICAL SUBLIME: <ul><li>Cannot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be realized as a physical place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be experienced within a state of control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must </li></ul><ul><ul><li>remain within a computer generated medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exemplify advancements in sustainable technology </li></ul></ul>

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