"In 1964, Ron Herron of Archigram proposed a Walking City: urbanism gone ambulatory, a metropolis on the move. The Walking City, strutting along on iron stilts, was imagined as an 'escape hatch from environmental conditions,' Simon Sadler writes. It was an 'architecture of rescue' - a city in shining armor - 'partly inspired by the tents and field hospitals of humanitarian relief efforts.'
Herron also had openly utopian intentions for the project. If the city didn't like where it was, for instance - if its residents found their surroundings boring, oppressive or even quasi-fascist - the whole thing could simply stand up and walk away, re-settling itself elsewhere, freed from the constraints of law and geography."
[Image: Ron Herron/Archigram, The Walking City]