With modern urban epicenters becoming more and more lively and populated, London’s Tate Modern Exhibition Global Cities looks at five major issues – size, speed, form, density and diversity – and their effects on ten major urban centers from Los Angeles to Mumbai, Shanghai, London, and others. The exhibition places comparative socio-economic and geographic data alongside video and photography by twenty artists and architects including Nigel Coates, Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher, Fritz Haeg, Rem Koolhaas, Nils Norman and Richard Wentworth.
The actual exhibition was designed by
Angus Hyland and William Russell taking place in the spectacular Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London from 20 June through 27 August (and it’s free!). Global Cities has been developed from a show that formed the centrepiece of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 by the Tate curatorial team, Professor Richard Burdett and his team at the London School of Economics (LSE), with Pentagram providing art direction throughout.
If you’re interested how global development plays out in urban settings, this show’s for you.