Friday, 24 June 2016

morlocks and eloi

Geoff Manaugh’s always-brilliant BLDGBlog’s latest feature article treats us to some speculative but none too far-fetched spelunking beneath the island city-state of Singapore that’s outgrown its confines and could only expand in one direction. Not only does the reporting of the project, entitled Subterranean Singapore, showcase the technical and artistic side of the country’s underground ambitions, it also poses important sociological questions about what kind of societies such massive excavations might produce, with heaven and hell rather inverted and those left above ground, exposed to the elements perhaps at the mercy of those dwelling beneath.