Links and any kind of info related to disrupted cities
The city as a research
New Babylon is an anti-capitalist city, perceived and designed in 1959-74 as a future potentiality by visual artist Constant Nieuwenhuys
The city as an actor
Different story and/or artwork where the city is leaving its role of background to become an actual protagonist of the story, imposing its scale, structure and time to the human-like characters.
Darkcity, 100min, 1998, by Alex Proyas
The city is shifting every night, while population is in a catatonic sleep. The whole map and architecture is mixed up in front of our eyes, modifying the perception of structural stability, or at least very slow evolution, commonly inferred by the streets and buildings. This movie is the main inspiration for the city generator library.
Blame! (original title: ブラム!), 1998 – 2003, by Tsutomu Nihei
The main character, killy, a taciturn and undetermined young adult, is wandering in an endless succession of super-structure (megastructures in the manga) enclosing cities and vast empty space. Along the 10 volumes covering an undefined time, from several years to hundreds. During this journey, the different action scenes are separated by long periods of absolute loneliness. In this story, the city is not decaying but self-regenerate thanks to giant building robots, apparently left on their own and continuously creating new structures. The city is not actually moving by itself, but has no other reason of expending else than the fact of build. It is a self-sufficient object, liberated from its utility to mankind. [...WorkUnit:Disrupted Cities - docs...]