including well-known architectural firms such as MVRDV, Sou Fujimoto, and Thomas Heatherwick.
URBAN INTERACTIONS IN SHENZHEN
The 8th Bi-City Architecture and Urbanism Biennial opened in Shenzhen, China under the theme of “Urban Interactions.” A series of seminars and events consisting of two chapters, “The Eyes of the City” and “The Rising City,” will accompany the exhibition, and address the evolving relationship between urban spaces and technological innovations from various angles. Curated by Carlo Ratti of MIT Senseable City Lab, Meng Jianmin of CAE, and the famous curator and art critic Fabio Cavallucci, all of the materials featured at the exhibition came entirely from local sources. Leading the Biennial’s academic curation is The South China-Torino Lab. The Biennial’s main theme is oriented around how cities, people, and machines interact with one another in a gigantic, sophisticated ecosystem. As technology advances, and as trajectories and their aftermaths become more uncertain, the Biennial predicts that architects and designers will have to grapple with the unimaginable: the notions of “hyper cities,” “hyper species,” and “hyper societies.” The Biennial is open to the public until March 8, and features approximately 280 participants from 24 countries,