By Design - black glass and the city of the future

In our conversation spot this week, we look at city life, what it is and what it could be. Our perspective is a novel called Black Glass, a work of speculative fiction which reveals a city ruled by surveillance, social division and civil unrest: a dangerous place if you’re broke and homeless, where commerce rules and undocumented people (‘undocs’) face constant danger.

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