Upcoming: Exhibition Opening "Post-Oil City" at GUtech. Sponsored by ifa and Shams Global Solutions
In January 2019 the exhibition “Post-Oil City” will be hosted by the EcoHaus project and shown at GUtech.
The exhibition is sponsored by if a (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and Shams Global Solution (PV).
More details about the opening event will be posted soon.
quote from ARCH+'s website http://www.archplus.net/home/publikationen/post-oil-city/235,0,1,0.html
"Post-Oil City – The History of the City's Future
At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, the effects of climate change on urban life can no longer be ignored. The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future,” as well as the accompanying catalogue edited by ARCH+, present innovative projects in Asia, Africa, and America that address urgent questions: How will the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy affect the process of urban planning and the city? How will the use of renewable energies affect urban metabolism and the politics of sustainability and mobility?
“Post-Oil City” is as much about the future as it is about the past. As indicated by the exhibition’s subtitle—“The History of the City’s Future”—every vision of the future is based on a vision of the past. By contrasting 11 current projects in the field of sustainable urban planning with 9 from the past, the exhibition aims to show that many of today’s developments have their roots in the urban utopias of mid-20th-century modernism. Today, urban planners are returning to these concepts and adapting them to the challenges posed by climate change, a limited supply of fossil fuels, economic recession, and global systemic crisis. (...)
Though different in method and scope, the projects presented in “Post-Oil City” all have something in common: they exemplify the combination of reason, innovation, and flexibility that we’ll need to make our cities and planet sustainable for the future. "
quote from ifa's website http://www.ifa.de/en/about-us/mission-objectives.html
"ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. We promote art and cultural exchange in exhibitions, dialogue and conference programmes. As a competence centre for international cultural relations, ifa connects civil societies, cultural practices, art, media and science. We initiate, moderate and document discussions on international cultural relations. The ifa has a global network and counts on long-term cooperation. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart."