Right before the coronavirus began to spread and significantly change our lives, our general chair, Martijn de Waal had the opportunity to visit the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, in Shenzhen.
On behalf of the Het Nieuwe Instituut, he wrote an article about his account on the presentation that Linda Vlassenrood (and designed by Toon Koehorst) put together for the “Eyes of the City” exhibition – jointly curated by Carlo Ratti and the South China – Torino Lab. The exhibition mainly investigates how A.I. and deep learning will continue to impact urban life in the future.
In this article, Martijn de Waal reflects upon questions raised by the curators, such as: How these technologies will influence the way architects, governments and citizens map, understand and shape urban life? What happens when the city itself has eyes, and architectural spaces have the ability to see?
Image: Impact Hub Shenzhen
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