Countryside, The Future
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According to architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas, the fact that 50 percent of the global population now lives in cities has become an excuse to ignore the other 98 percent of the world’s surface: the countryside. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has invited Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), to collaborate on a project that explores the radical changes occurring in the countryside, extending work underway by AMO / Koolhaas and students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
On view through the summer of 2020, the rotunda exhibition Countryside, The Future will present speculations about tomorrow through insights into the countryside today. More than any city, the vast nonurban territories of the countryside have become the frontier of transformation. The exhibition will explore artificial intelligence and automation, the effects of genetic experimentation, political radicalization, mass and micro migration, large-scale territorial management, human-animal ecosystems, subsidies and tax incentives, the impact of the digital on the physical world, and other developments that are altering landscapes across the globe.
- 20 February 2020 to 15 February 2021
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
10128 New York, NY
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