The theme of the Bi-City Biennale this year is “Urban Interactions”, dedicated to two main sections,”Eyes of the City” and “Ascending City”, discussing the ever-changing relationship between urbanspace and technical innovation.
In 2002, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen published an article in Nature, for the first time officially proposed the concept of “Anthropocene”, referring to the recent geological epoch of the Earth. The Anthropocene is considered dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change, by the end of the 18th century. While in this age of human domination, the Earth is also counter reacting to the realm of mankind. The idea “City Ascension” is a prediction based on the current environmental pressure brought by human activities, giving new envisions of living models in the future.
And <The Post Anthropocene> is a set of conceptual proposals about the future Anthropocene. We picked scenes from five different dimensions. Behind each scene there is an ecological or social problem caused by human activities in a particular location: the air pollution in Beijing, the rising sea levels in New York, the garbage issue in Manila, the data center booming in Iceland, the erotic industry in Amsterdam. As a response, the ascension model respectively predicts people’s reactive plan in the future.
Just Open Architecture : WANG Kai, ZHANG Tiantian, XU Jiayun, LIU Wenbin, ZHANG Zhiyuan, LIShuang, WANG Xinning，ZHONG Qiu
::FORM : ZHANG Lingxiao
Exhibition Model Making Team
Shenzhen Active Model Design Co., Ltd.: TANG Liyuan, TANG Xiaoli, LIAO Ruyun, PAN Kai, DENG Guoqin, LIAOHongbo, HU Xianliang