Well Busted wrote a song about and they thought we would all be living under water but Adam Dant has a different take on the matter. He has created a map of what Shoreditch come the year 3000 will look like and it’s not that positive.
His highly detailed drawings look, at first glance like something you would see in the British Library safely tucked away behind glass in the perfect temperature conditions. However don’t be fooled, these are highly thought out pieces that all relate to the modern day in one way or another.
Dant’s works are heavily researched leading to his pieces often being called mockuments. For example Dant’s three works based on floor plans of the Louvre, the National Gallery and Tate Britain. Rooms are drawn like flowcharts mapping out the galleries yet also forming anatomical drawings creating a psycho-history of the institution being anatomized.
What caught our eye however was this map of Shoreditch, to create it Dant asked the current residents what they saw for the future of the area and went from there.