Seoul Biennale is an international event that focuses on architecture and urbanism in reviewing the current situation and future possibilities of cities around the world. This global event serves as a platform for experts to share national experiences that aim to solve problems in today’s cities. The objective of the Seoul Biennale is to provide the public with a platform to exchange information and hold discussions on the creation and changing of cities. To that end, this event aims to redefine architecture and urbanism to align with the role of a collective city model that the public can create and reap the benefits of together. At a moment when cities are increasingly unequal and segregated it asks if they can continue to be perceived as collective spaces and what tools or strategies can be used to transform cities into collective spaces. The Seoul Biennale will serve as a platform for sharing wide range experiences of cities around the world through the four exhibitions, Thematic Exhibition, Cities Exhibition, Global Studios and On-site Projects. There are various creating programs for the citizen to participate at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Public Programs are mainly comprised of education programs, tour programs, City Architect Forum and film and video programs.
The venues trace the historical city boundary of Seoul, connecting across the city and creating an opportunity to explore the city itself through the exhibitions and events. The two anchor sites are at the Eastern and Western gates of the old city with the Thematic Exhibition at DDP and the Cities Exhibition at the Donuimun Museum Village. At the center, is the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture which is the first dedicated exhibition venue for urbanism and architecture in South Korea. Built on the site of great historical significance within Seoul, the Hall is a cultural asset to be enjoyed by all. Connecting across the central axis of the city between these sites is the Sewoon Plaza that will host the Global Studios and Live Projects exhibitions. Seoul Museum of History will also host Live projects exhibition of Seoul Biennale 2019.
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