Diploma Unit Two. Architectural Association School of Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of MArch AA Diploma students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.

A confident relationship with the unknown


The Chinese government is developing a Social Credit System that rates the trustworthiness of its citizens by analyzing their social behaviors and collecting fiscal and government data. In the near future, the credit score becomes a new social status and will soon cause segregation of the citizens.

Using the Social credit surveillance of China as a context background, I am questioning the tangibility of trust in the virtual age. The project is divided into different chapters or stories of fiction speculating the role of trust in the future.


Surveillance and Control – Collapse of Trust – Building of Trust – Segregation

Low resolution: Untrustworthy

The bridge between certain and uncertain

High resolution: Trustworthy