2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: ImaginiCity
Why We Recommend it
Envisaged as a ‘Listening Biennale’, the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture will promote a concept called ‘ImaginiCity’ – a hypothetical index that measures the level of imagination within the city – and in turn empower imagination in the city’s future builders.
With the goal of raising greater awareness and understanding of the sustainability of Hong Kong architecture and city planning, the theme of UABBHK this year is “2 x 2: Imagine to Innovate”, which focuses on exploring new ideas and experiments that can bring positive impact to the city.
The curatorial team, led by Chief Curator Roger Wu, Co-curators Alan Cheung and Sarah Mui, plus three international advisors, believes that how current and future generations imagine and envision the city will unlock unlimited possibilities. To this end, they have identified three sub-themes for the biennale: Identity, Liveability, and Sustainability.
Through exhibits such as the core piece ‘The Pulse of Hong Kong’, a first-of-its-kind inclusive exhibition for visually and hearing-impaired people, and a series of interactive exhibitions and installations, as well as curatorial conversations, talks and symposiums, roundtables, education programmes, workshops, guided tours and other public activities.