Based on a thorough understanding of the current conditions of real, perceived and constructed scarcity in Bromley-by-Bow (as documented on the following pages), teams are invited to develop a vision for the area in 2062, and then propose the devices and approaches that would be needed to achieve this vision starting from now. Proposals should be based on a set of ground rules:
- Future visions should be extrapolated from and respond to conditions found on the ground in Bromley-by-Bow today (i.e., they should not be invented ab initioor be generic). This is not to put a brake on the creativity of the proposals but to contextualise it.
- Visions should address scarcity – real, perceived and/or constructed – in a manner that mitigates its triggers, conditions and effects.
- Visions should work more with resources (infrastructure, people, materials, etc.) that are there already rather than bringing in new stuff.
- Focus should be more on the means, actions, devices and methods of achieving the vision than the design of it as some form of ‘solution’.
- Proposals can be at any scale.