Museum of London Presents London Futures

A display of 14 arresting images is on display at the Museum of London through 6 March 2011.

Like postcards from the future, familiar views of the capital have been digitally transformed by GMJ illustrators Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones.

London as Venice, Image © Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. Background photography © Jason Hawkes

The display brings home the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels and how all Londoners will need to innovate and adapt to survive.

Examples of the striking images that will be on show include Parliament Square put to work as a rice paddy, ice skating down the Thames, Buckingham Palace surrounded by a sea of shanty housing and the Gherkin occupied by thousands of eco-refugees highlight the shocking realities we could face.

The display and related events form part of the Mayor’s Story of London festival and is funded by Renaissance London.

Postcards from the Future, a postcard booklet of photomontages from the display, will be available to buy in the Museum of London shop for £8.

Take part in our London Futures competition!
Create your own postcard from the future and win an Apple iPad along with a chance to see your work on display at the Museum of London. In partnership with Metro.

Coinciding with the opening of London Futures Metro and the Museum of London are inviting you to create your own picture of how you think the UK might be affected by climate change.

To enter upload your images to our Flickr album http://www.flickr.com/groups/londonfuturesmetro/

The closing date for the competition is midnight Sunday 31 October 2010 (terms and conditions apply*). The winner will be chosen by curator Cathy Ross, illustrators Didier Madoc-Jones and Robert Graves, and Metro’s picture editor Alan Sparrow. Winnders will be announced on 2 November 2010 at a talk at the Museum of London.

More images at: www.postcardsfromthefuture.co.uk

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
tel: 020 7001 9844

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top