Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0

Group exhibition in SongEun ArtSpace in Seoul presenting new perspectives of future ‘smart cities’ through the work of both Brussels-based and Korean contemporary visual artists.

Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0 engages in a socio-political discourse in facing this issue — the question of what constitutes a desirable ‘intelligent’ city in a time of technological revolution? Curated by Gluon, SongEun ArtSpace and Min Young Lee. 7 Brussels-bases and 4 Korean artists have been invited to present critical and creative visions leading to the conceptualization of more human and original ‘intelligent’ cities.

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.

Practical info
Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0
SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, South Korea
Opening 25 of March 2019 running until 8th of June 2019