02 : NEWS CONTENT
_BRUSSELS IN SONGEUN : IMAGINING CITIES BEYOND TECHNOLOGY 2.0
from March 25th to June 8th of 2019




The main theme of the projects on display is the concept of smart cities. Contemporary cities are magnets that attract growing numbers of people, resources, ideas, opportunities and knowledge. Today, 50% of the world’s population lives in global areas. By 2050, this percentage will have increased to 70%. While the application of new digital technologies in urban spaces has been celebrated for its ability to increase citizens’ well-being, various experiments around the world have revealed how we forget to examine the impact, on various levels, of this digital development in the cities of the future, including on the psychological, ethical, philosophical, social and political level.

Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0 engages in a social-political discourse that involves citizens and various interest groups on the following question, namely what constitutes a desirable smart city in an era of technological revolution?

Artists
Je Baak, Younes Baba-Ali, Pierre Jean Giloux, LAb[au], LarbitsSisters, Félix Luque Sánchez, AnneMarie Maes, Mioon, Hye Min Park, Beat Streuli, Thomas Willemen, Ji Hye Yeom (Total 12)

Curated by
Minyoung Lee (Art’Loft, Lee-Bauwens Gallery)
Pooluna Chung (Laurence Geoffrey’s, Ltd.)
Ramona Van Gansbeke (GLUON)

Sponsored by
The Brussels-Capital Region, French Community of Belgium, SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation