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  • Seoul Holds “City as Verb,” a Reinterpretation of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

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    Seoul holds “City as Verb,” an exhibition to reinterpret “2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism” for about 70 days from July 14 (Tues.) to September 20 (Sun.) at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture.

    This exhibition is the sequel to “2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.” Out of 80 cities that participated in the biennale, 17 cities (of 5 continents) that share common urban issues with Seoul were selected, and their works were reinterpreted to search for ways to reflect them in and associate them with the policies of Seoul.

    “City as Verb” allows visitors to view how and how much the cities around the world are dynamically changing through actual examples.

    However, those who want to enjoy the exhibition must make a reservation due to the COVID-19 pandemic (reservations: website of the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture www.seoulhour.kr). The number of visitors is restricted but anyone can view the exhibition with an explanation from the curator online (Korean: www.youtube.com / Seoul Urban Space Improvement Bureau, English: www.youtube.com/seoulbiennale).

    On Wednesdays, the online seminar will take place with the participation of world-famous experts in urban architecture and ambassadors to Korea. The seminars will be broadcasted live with simultaneous interpretation on YouTube (Korean, English). With the special support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Seoul, the event will take place more productively with the exhibition and seminars.

    For more information about the exhibition and seminars of “City as Verb,” such as the schedule and reservations, visit its official website (www.seoulhour.kr) or contact the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture at ☎ +82-2-736-8050.

    □ Detailed Information on the Exhibition

    □ Detailed Information on the Exhibition
    Sustain 1 Amman|Proposal for a linear city development plan that considers both farming and residential areas that are in conflict over the water resources of the Jordan River basin
    2 Amsterdam|Introduction of the process of transformation of old industrial facilities into facilities for the local community based on the residents’ proposals and participation
    3 Copenhagen|Proposal for sustainable architecture for the future generation by introducing works by Danish architects around the world to tackle the four main problems of climate change, pollution, megalopolis, and carbon dioxide emissions
    4 Tokyo|Proposal for overcoming urban environmental destruction and pollution, rather than being overwhelmed by them, by introducing examples in which ecological towns with life were created using resources that had been neglected, such as solar heat, microorganisms, abandoned buildings, and waste
    Move 5 Los Angeles|Proposal for new autonomous public transportation that can be used by the LA citizens, instead of the current congested public transportation
    6 Nairobi|Showing the advancement of transportation infrastructure of Nairobi is slower than the city’s rapid development through the images of four office workers going to and coming from their workplace on foot, by bicycle, by motorcycle, and by bus
    7 Eindhoven|Viewing dynamic changes of streets and the collapse of their functions as public areas based on an analysis of various types of streets to look into their transformation over 3,000 years and how architecture affects the use of streets
    8 Kuala Lumpur|Showing examples of “good roads” that break traditional conventions, as urban roads act as physical or psychological obstacles that create boundaries between regions
    Mix 9 Sao Paulo|Suggestion for the development of low-priced residential complexes as an appropriate way to utilize a wide range of the abandoned downtown areas that were once clusters of industrial facilities in modern cities
    10 Ulsan|Presentation of an example in which the government, private sector, and academia created a cooperative system and introduced circular economy to seek symbiosis between the city and industry in a situation where the development of the city’s economy has slowed down in the post-industry era
    11 Vienna|Proposal to break away from the image of a “pure” city that moved manufacturing industries overseas, preserving local traditional industries as UNESCO heritage and actively transforming them into creative, participatory, and sustainable ones
    12 Zurich|Proposal for a housing cooperative that forms a network of small pre-existing buildings to solve the housing shortage rather than building large residential complexes as a new model of sustainable shared residences in the future
    Regenerate 13 Hong Kong|Introduction of the characteristics of the city that is evolving and adjusting to befit the local conditions based on an analysis using the images and photogrammetry of three areas in the southwestern coastal region of Hong Kong, the city with the highest population density in the world
    14 Lima|Proposal for urban planning to promote social exchange through new type of buildings and spaces in two areas with the highest population density and vitality
    15 Taishan|Introduction of flexible building forms that accept changes in social structure and positively affect the local community and urban changes through examples of marketplaces and brothels
    Participate 16 Cape Town|Records of 28 years of participation by local residents in the mapping, architecture, and management of residential areas
    17 Paris|Browsing through various ways of cooperation of citizens and experts in 21 projects throughout France that were conducted to improve urban spaces
    Accumulate Seoul|Introduction of the winners of a recent public building design contest held by the Seoul Metropolitan Government