“To resolve the world’s ecological problems, we first have to work on the problems facing our cities.” This observation by landscape architect Dirk Sijmons is the premise of the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam: IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– and it earned him the curatorship of this edition. A major exhibition, URBAN BY NATURE– will guide visitors through the contemporary urban landscape to experience the metabolism of the city. For the first time in its history, the now sustainable Kunsthal will be used in its entirety for a single exhibition. IABR–2014– opens on May 28th 2014 and is open to the public from May 29th 2014.
The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism will be participating in this year’s IABR with an exhibit that examines the elements and language for stretched metropolises.