Seoul hosted an international symposium that embodies the concept, “Collective City – A City that Creates Together and Enjoys Together,” the theme of the “2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism,” at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture on March 27 (Wed.) at 2 pm.
With the opening of the 2nd Seoul Biennale, which is a global academic and exhibition festival for the “urban architecture” field scheduled for September, the goal is to hold a symposium to actualize the theme of the biennale through presentations by and debates between world-famous professionals.
This symposium, with the theme “Collective City” began by addressing the question: “How can a city recover its collective value, or its human-oriented community?”
The biennale introduced different ways for citizens to partake in the process of forming a city and various methods of securing public concerns of the cities so that citizens are able to enjoy the city equally.
The symposium program also featured a global workshop followed by the Pre-Biennale Symposium in the afternoon.
The morning program, the Seoul Biennale Global Studio Workshop, was scheduled to receive the participation of over forty universities from around the world, and at the afternoon Pre-Biennale Symposium, professionals from around the globe presented new strategies and new city types with which each city is experimenting. These topics were addressed at a roundtable discussion.
The 2019 Seoul Biennale was held throughout Seoul, in places including in Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Donuimun Museum Village, Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture, Sewoon Shopping Center, and more.
The symposium included the exhibition program, as well as on-site projects, international projects, an international studio, citizen participatory programs, film and image programs and more. Additionally, the global City Architect Forum also took place during the event period.