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Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017
In an age of environmental decay and unprecedented wealth inequality, the cities of the world gathered in Seoul to explore the urban parliaments where the politics of resources and technologies was enacted. The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 was an experimental platform for an imminent urbanism that goes beyond human-centred function, ownership, and consumption to a commons of resources, technologies, and production. 

The inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism proposed nine essential commons as a viable path towards a sustainable and just urbanism. Emerging from both ecological and technological concerns, this framework foregrounded an exploration not of distant utopias but of the very near future.

The Seoul Biennale provided a platform for an international array of participants - politicians, policy makers, experts, and citizens at large - presenting global research and engaging with local conditions. 
Four Ecology Commons: Air, Water, Fire, Earth
Five Technology Commons: Making, Moving, Communicating, Sensing, Recycling

Many Spanish architects took part in the Biennial, some thanks to the support of AC/E’s PICE Mobility grants: Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation and Miguel Mesa with the thematic exhibition: ‘Transurban Love: The Architecturalization of Romance’; Beatriz Colomina with ‘The City of Social Media’; MaiderLlaguno-Munitxa, BiaynaBogosian with ‘Augmented Visualizations of Seoul's Microclimates’; C + architects, In the Air (NereaCalvillo with Raúl Nieves, Pep Tornabell and Yee Thong Chai) with ‘Hwangsa (Yellow Dust)’; and Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Perlin Studios with ‘Driverless Vision’.
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