Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0 assembles a group of eight Brussels-based and four Korean contemporary visual artists at SongEun Artspace, Seoul (Korea).
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
Curated by: Ramona Van Gansbeke (GLUON), Minyoung Lee, Pooluna Chung (Laurence Geoffrey’s, Ltd.)
Co-produced by: Gluon, BOZAR & SongEun ArtSpace
With the support of: Brussels Capital Region, Fédération Bruxelles-Wallonie, SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation