Here we go.
This is the seed for the UK thread's City project. This is an evolving project, tracing the history and evolution of a fictional city throughout time. Membership and contribution to the project will vary with each epoch, as will design considerations and scope. New UK members will be welcome to contribute to a particular project, and the monthly meets will concentrate on contributing to the project wherever practical. Apologies, but if you're not in the UK, you won't be able to join in.
Each epoch will have a new ringleader to set the objectives, source reference material and steer the ship our civilization is taking. Limitations will be derived on the previous epoch, but from time to time, serious redefinitions should occur.
Each epoch will match the same set of requirements (or a subset thereof). At the moment this stands at the following list:
1. Generic designs (this is expected to be completed in sketched form primarily, and not expected to contribute heavily to finished work).
2. Depiction of parliament. Think broadly - this could be druids sacrificing someone, priests in conclave, warriors feasting, stuffy gents in suits, super-opulent royalty on floating chairs at the heart of a supernova, the sherrif getting drunk in the bar with his posse.
3. Depiction of a monument. Again, this could be stonehenge, the Eiffell Tower, the executioner's block, a natural formation, the land itself, a statue of the gods.
4. Depiction of a moment in history. This might be the founding myth (Romulus and Remus), or the day the enemy was repelled, or the day they were conquered. Or the day that women got the vote even.
By and large we'd like people to work in teams of two or maybe three, contributing to the evolution of the same image. Quality is still the goal, so inevitably someone will take the lead, but the idea is to force everyone to think differently about how they work and learn from each other directly. These groups will be formed anew every epoch, as I expect the team to change frequently.
The first epoch will be a stone age culture at the beginning of time. I'll be the ring leader and will post the basis here shortly.