Capital for the Collective: The Labour Miracle explores how the effects of a changing climate can be harnessed to positively inﬂuence the formation and critical engagement of public urban space. A hypothetical narrative is developed as a tool to critique 20th and 21st century Urban Idealism, examining the threshold between ideology and pragmatism.
The project proposes a narrative in which Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party of the United Kingdom are pressured to prove the validity of their most ideologically radical left wing ideas. Capital for the Collective: The Labour Miracle is Jeremy Corbyn’s response, a sovereign Labour Party propaganda city on the site of sea level rise inundated London and the Thames Estuary. The Labour Miracle is the realisation of optimistic Labour potential, where exaggerated ideology is manifested in pragmatic formations of space. The Labour Party slogan For the Many, Not the Few is interpreted through the dedication of public space and the formation of an ideal city.
The city explores how and by which means individuals can engage in new and different ways with the construction, participation, and demolition of their own community through empowering public altruism, civic philanthropy, and enhanced participation.