2016 - 2017

Units, Scales and Measures

Pierre Shaw (1st Year)


The economic cycles of boom and bust have long perplexed economists who provide much analysis on their mythological origins and like shamens offer predictions of financial futures. The city, as a product of the financial imperative, also operates on a cyclical basis. Property and construction are fueled by investment gambles and dominate the debt economy. This project, Jubilee, aims to establish a robust civicness using the very gambling methodology financial institutions employ. The vice industries - as they’re known - enjoy the benefits of a stable lineal growth over time, bisecting the ups and downs of boom and bust. Jubilee therefore proposes London’s first cooperatively owned monument to economic times, a gambling and gaming space within The Hallfield estate that guarantees investment into the civic function of the estate.


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