Friday, 13 April 2012

The Dystopia Is Now

The idea of the 'Dystopia' alludes to a devastated place. A place lacking of hope, a destroyed place, somewhere in the future. However, what if I said that the Dystopia is now?


Architecture is changing, it is being forced by economics; how many houses can we cram in that area. Space will soon be measuring not just in area, but in terms of volume.


We spend Billions on making nuclear weapons and heating the planet, yet we can't afford to house and populate our world.


It is funny how the most chilling of images can also be the most beautiful.


Lets look at things like earthquakes; we build a city, it is destroyed, people are killed and lose everything and sit back we pretend to care. Then we just build the city back again as if nothing happened. Why don't we take precautions. 


Nevertheless, the fact remains that if the disaster doesn't get the media attention, there won't be enough money to rebuild these communities. 


Scars are left upon the community that would cost too much to fix, we just build somewhere else.


 Capitalism drives us and controls us whether we like it or not.


Here is the reaction; to personalize these alienated dystopias. Within these ignored 'non-places' life is created and represented through art form. However, due to the media and collective opinion the social value of these places is reduced further by graffiti, reflecting negative connotations linked with youth culture. 


So are these artists attempting to make a point? Is it a cry for help, speaking out against the capitalist world. Fighting a lost cause, but fighting nonetheless...


24 comments:

  1. This was beautiful man..keep it going!

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  2. Scary, beautiful post dude, thanks.

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  3. This is just, amazing, I only know about two of those pictures, but the rest are just...stunning....

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  4. great point great pictures!

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  5. This is great post. So poetic and powerful.

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  6. Really good post. Living in the former soviet Union I totally see the devastation that non environmental outlook has on nature. Those apartments look like what I see everyday!!

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  8. We need a resorced based economy!

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  9. those are some very cool pics

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  10. Interesting pictures, although a bit scary

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  12. hi miami design- thanks for your visit, glad to know you. wow, this is a great blog to transit.. fantastic photos and a great article too-
    nowadays, you can liken it as, our is world falling apart one by one , even the weather is very unpredictable lately... have a nice day

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  13. These pictures are really eye opening. Crazy stuff, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment on my blog! This keeps me thinking about next destruction we'll be facing!

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