Outlines of Nuclear Geography
Typology: Academic Research
University: Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
The mountain stands for an archetype of eminence, abundance and presence. It does not signal an invisible threat, rather the threat is visualized, classified and exposed in all its matter, as a tangible issue that can and should be addressed.
The elevation of a mountain is a direct response to the design of deterrence markers (such as The Landscape of Thorns or Spike Field by Michael Brill), which employ archetypes to signal an invisible nuclear threat hidden underground. This illustration engages in a similar approach, but in reverse.