Megacity London

Megacity London is an online season exploring the city’s future through the lens of engineers and artists, as London’s population rises above 10 million. This project is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Join us across our social platforms Monday 21st – Sunday 27th September 2020 and go on a journey and find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground.


Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings together a team of graduate engineers from Mott MacDonald and Buro Happold, researchers from London South Bank University and Imperial College London, Cullinan Studio, with artists Sprankenstein and Stephanie Bickford-Smith to explore the challenges facing London as it becomes a megacity.

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The online season features Tunnel Vision, an installation by Sprankenstein, focusing on how London is changing below ground from the past to the future.

Also featuring Wind, Rain, and Sun, illustrations with accompanying audio by Stephanie Bickford-Smith, will explore how London is changing above ground through the lens of sunlight, water, and wind.

You can also tune into our podcast series to hear from the engineers and artists as they talk about their collaboration and creative process.

As part of the project, we also ran a series of workshops with Charter School East Dulwich and Harris Academy Peckham, where pupils had the chance to take on the role of future engineers and design their own district within a megacity.


Seven districts will be revealed across each day of the season on YouTube and Instagram, with the megacity map forming on Facebook.

Image: Stephanie Bickford-Smith, Charter School East Dulwich
Image: Stephanie Bickford-Smith, Charter School East Dulwich

Collaborators: Mott MacDonald, Buro Happold, Stephanie Bickford-Smith, Sprankenstein Studio, Imperial College London, Cullinan Studio, London South Bank University, Katrina Russell-Adams


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