suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
sanne PLOMP: Halfway between Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt, an area with a large amount of resource rich asteroids. Here the project is situated. It is home to 5000 people living and working together in one space colony. This society is developed around the political philosophy of anarchism and the writings of Peter Kropotkin and Ursula K. LeGuin.
The project is an aesthetic and functional representation of the society it houses. Its societal properties -its lack of a currency, the abolishments of any form of government and the absence of any form of power concentration-, together with the day to day activities like sleeping, working, eating and relaxing, created the architecture.
The shape itself emerged by means of scripting, to simulate the growth of the society and its internal dynamic.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sP: SciFi Movies, Physical Cosmology (structure of the universe), self-organizing bacterial and ant colonies, Anarchist writers like Peter Kropotkin and Concept Artists like Dylan Cole and Mark Goerner
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
William Morris – News from Nowhere
Ursula K. LeGuin – The Dispossessed
Kim Stanley Robinson – Red Mars
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Lone Wolf – The Devil and I
Kvelertak – Kvelertak
The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits
Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
Fang Island – Fang Island
Watching: Game of Thrones 2001: A Space Odyssey Battlestar Galactica
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sP: Emergent Architecture, Asymptote, MIR, Luxigon, Kilograph
Special thanks goes to: Robert Nottrot, Bao An Nguyen Phuoc and Joost Hillen