Starting from the premise that the state of cities increasingly determines the future of states, City States presents thirteen exhibitions developed in relation to the theme of hospitality.
More than half of the world population lives in cities and people continue to be drawn to urban life. This migration gives rise to a double allegiance: to the city we live and work in, and the place of our nationality, birth, culture or ancestry. In cities different cultures of hospitality often co-exist in the same place. The exchange of knowledge and experience between cities increasingly constitutes a new urban geopolitics that is both particular to each city and globally linked.
City States gives form to this idea with an architecture that is specific to the thirteen exhibitions and integrated in the open plan space of this post-postal industry building. Each exhibition is distinct, yet all are connected in offering an understanding of hospitality for our times.
City States: Project List
Birmingham: Birmingham The Magic City
Home of Metal
Copenhagen: Approaching Journey
Jane Jin Kaisen
Gdańsk: Unwanted Visitors
Alicja Karska & Aleksandra Went
Hong Kong: All Are Guests
CoLAB × SLOW
Incheon: Terra Galaxia
Seoung Won Won
Lisbon: Air Print
Makhachkala: Topography of Masculinity
Oslo: Palestinian Embassy
Goksoyr & Martens
Reykjavik, Nuuk, Tórshavn: North Atlantic Pavilion
St. Petersburg: Interior
Taipei: Metro-Wonderland: Taiwanese Artists and Urban Morphology
Vilnius: Black Pillow
Audrius Bučas & Valdas Ozarinskas