Relating the final piece back to the theme of The City: Power and Technology. In earlier writings I had said that my definition of a city was as an artificial environment, which people live and work in, and try to survive. The Diver, and his colleagues, their environment and the stations they live in show this.
The stations are an artificially created environment (with a little help from the natural world) in which people, are able to live, work and survive in. But this goes past what we already know. I wanted to Illustrate an ideal place, where people aren’t just working for themselves and their own survival, but where they work to unravel the mysteries of our planet, to delve into the depths to better understand the world we live in. Not to exploit it, but to work towards preserving, understanding and protecting it, by means of scientific advancement and new frontiers of discovery. The worlds oceans cover over 70% of our planets surface. In the words of Fabien Cousteau,
“We should call our planet Ocean. A small orb floating in the endless darkness of space, it is a beacon of life in the otherwise forbidding cold of the endless Universe. Against all odds, it is also the Petri dish from which all life known to us springs.”
Through the course of this project I wanted to Illustrate future possible cities, and what they might look like with the advancement of technology, by using the power of our imagination, ambition and curiosity; our need to explore, while co-existing with the natural world which, ultimately, we all came from, and all the while striving to protect and understand the world in which we live in.