The powerful urban development processes that took shape during the 20th century gave architects material to develop ideological approaches inspired directly by the city and rapid urban change.
The World in Our Eyes exhibition focuses on urban space, and its title can be interpreted on different levels. The curators are Fabrizio Gallanti and Francisca Insulza who founded FIG Projects in 2003 as a platform to promote interdisciplinary initiatives and explore the boundaries between architecture, urban research and the visual arts.
With this exhibition the duo seeks to further the discussion on the ways of describing and analysing the urban and territorial condition, in the present and the past, focusing on two aspects. Firstly, a retrospective of recent studies on various urban realities, comparing methods and results; and secondly, cartography and representations of urban phenomena. Based on description and analysis the curators pursue two goals: the first, working within architecture, is to inform the design process, while the second seeks to expand the perspective beyond the field of architecture and include other audiences in the process of understanding the city.
With an extensive list of participants presenting projects from all parts of the globe, the exhibition will highlight changes in urban morphology and how we can perceive such changes.