This collection starts with idealistic and optimistic views of future housing and cities, from science show footage and cartoons, and then looks at some of the architects and planners who took this on - people like Archigram, Erno Goldfinger and Buckminster Fuller. There's then a spot of gentrification of the kind of housing schemes that came out of these ideas - looking at how lovely they are when you have a spare few million to do them up and don't actually live in them for more than a few weeks per year, before looking at what the people who exist within them think.
So really it's about the disparity bewteen the intentions for cities and spaces, and how they actually end up being used by the people who spend every day in them, so there's a bit of class structure in there too - how space and use of space is generally imposed from on high, and those who need cities to exist find ways of subverting use of space away from its original intentions to fit with how they live.
Disney's Magic Highway
1999 A.D. (Kitchen of the Future
The Cars Of Tomorrow
Waking up like a Jetson
Dreamspaces - Archigram
N55 WALKINGHOUSE First Steps
Goldfinger's ideas on modern living: 60 second lecture
Britain's tower blocks - Dreamspaces - BBC
Colour of Concrete