Working Model - research & development zine


Working Model is an idea for a real but temporary present-day city, built by children. It’s a place where things like time, architecture, and tradition might be reinvented, or destroyed.

Challenging the idea that ‘adults know best’, or that our idea of ‘normal’ is correct or inevitable, Working Model is an experiment in utopia and chaos where impossible ideas can actually happen. It is a city that is as likely to fail as it is to succeed, but – given that the people currently making the rules don’t seem to know what they are doing anyway - it’s all to play for.

As a way of documenting and talking about the process of developing Working Model I have made two zines (this is the second) in collaboration with designers Conway & Young.