Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / Trailer

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, The Great Endeavor, 2023 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, The Great Endeavor, 2023 / video still
Liam Young
Designer / Director

Liam Young is a designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Described by the BBC as ‘the man designing our futures’, his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today.

As a worldbuilder he visualizes the cities, spaces and props of our imaginary futures for the film and television industry including visual consultant roles on the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated feature Swan Song, starring Mahershala Ali and Awkwafina for Apple, the forthcoming series adaptation of Gattaca for Sony Pictures/Showtime and Folding City for Chinese Production company Wanda. His own films have premiered with platforms ranging from Channel 4, Apple+, SxSW, Tribeca, the New York Metropolitan Museum, The Royal Academy, Venice Biennale, the BBC and the Guardian including the documentary Consumed which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2017 BAFTA’s and the sci fi film Planet City that premiered at Tribeca in 2022. His films have been collected internationally by museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Hewitt, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and M Plus Hong Kong and has been acclaimed in both mainstream and design media including features with TED, Wired, New Scientist, Arte, Canal+, Time magazine and many more.

His film work is informed by his academic research and has held guest professorships at Princeton University, MIT, and Cambridge and now runs the ground breaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at SCI Arc in Los Angeles. He has published several books including the recent Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene and Planet City, a story of a fictional city for the entire population of the earth.

Liam Young
Designer / Director

Liam Young is a designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Described by the BBC as ‘the man designing our futures’, his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today.

As a worldbuilder he visualizes the cities, spaces and props of our imaginary futures for the film and television industry including visual consultant roles on the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated feature Swan Song, starring Mahershala Ali and Awkwafina for Apple, the forthcoming series adaptation of Gattaca for Sony Pictures/Showtime and Folding City for Chinese Production company Wanda. His own films have premiered with platforms ranging from Channel 4, Apple+, SxSW, Tribeca, the New York Metropolitan Museum, The Royal Academy, Venice Biennale, the BBC and the Guardian including the documentary Consumed which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2017 BAFTA’s and the sci fi film Planet City that premiered at Tribeca in 2022. His films have been collected internationally by museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Hewitt, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and M Plus Hong Kong and has been acclaimed in both mainstream and design media including features with TED, Wired, New Scientist, Arte, Canal+, Time magazine and many more.

His film work is informed by his academic research and has held guest professorships at Princeton University, MIT, and Cambridge and now runs the ground breaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at SCI Arc in Los Angeles. He has published several books including the recent Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene and Planet City, a story of a fictional city for the entire population of the earth.

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / Trailer

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, The Great Endeavor, 2023 / video still

Liam Young, Planet City, 2020 / video still

Liam Young, The Great Endeavor, 2023 / video still
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