An exhibition that opens simultaneously in Bucharest, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Bergen
We hear more and more about the smart city: car-sharing, high-performance public transportation, alternative energy networks permanently monitored, green buildings, streets connected directly to the internet and so on.Maybe you would expect to see an exhibition about the cities of the future cut from science-fiction movies. Well, Connected will tell you a different story: you will learn about ideas and people who are smarter than smart systems and who know how to build better cities and communities. Technology is just one step from this chain; beyond there are ideals, aspirations to be together and the need for efficient and rapid actions. Smart cities are the one inhabited by smart societies that have initiatives, learn by themselves what they have to do and know how to fix their own boat when it breaks.
Connected tells stories of this new and intelligent society from four different cities, overlapping experiences and finding out common features – a new social contract between European citizen.
In Amsterdam, a coomunity builds itself a floating neighborhood, regenerating a polluted and abandoned part of the city in the process. “Stockholm on the move” is an example of democratic planning, that also proves profitable. From Bergen we hear about edible cities or parks for over 60 communities. Romania is represented by organizations that start from almost nothing but innovate through hi-tech bricolage, build-up public space, educate future urban citizens, save a built heritage, build-up art, communities and international networks.
We expect you at the MNAC with all of these, and with some installations – from 3D drawing robots to ones connecting us with the audience from the other three venues of the exhibition.
CONNECTED. Things about future, cities and people
A project by Zeppelin (RO), Archis (NL), Nordic Urban Design Association NUDA (NO), Fargfabriken (SE), Eurodite (RO)
Curators: Cosmina Goagea, Constantin Goagea and Ștefan Ghenciulescu
Assistant Curator: Cosmin Caciuc
Graphic Designer: Radu Manelici
Production Team: Raluca Marțiș, Camelia Caciuc, Adrian Hariga, Gabriel Morariu, Mugur Grosu (Zeppelin), Andreea Vabie (Ideaslab), Cristian Dorobănțescu
Exhibition Production:Q Group Proiect, and Green Advertising and Production
Collaborators:Adelina Elena Albu, Diana Bejan, Sonia Lascu, Anastasia David, Diana Bădoiu, Horia Vîlceanu, Cornelia Turiac, Robert Jugănaru, Ștefan Păvăluță, Mihai Barbu, Ilie Vasile, Adrian Dobre
Curators: Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels
Project Manager: Martynas Mankus
Project Assistant: Ion Alexandru Retegan
Videos: Simone Eleveld (Tolhuistuin and Buiksloterham)
Nordic Urban Design Association (NUDA) team:
Project Manager: Håkon Iversen
Project Leaders: Aslaug Tveit and Marion Højnes
Preliminary Project Assistants: Elin Syrdahl, Ralf Furulund, Aga Skorupka, Domantas Stukas, Gunnar Ridderstrøm and Moa Sundberg
Graphic Design: Steve Andre Skog
Moderator: Tom Morgan
Project Manager: Joachim Granit
Coordinator: Karin Englund
Films: Joachim Granit, Elias Lindén, Tina Johansson
Based on the project ‚Stockholm on the Move’
Eurodite team: Meta van Drunen, Joep de Roo, Livia Morega
The Butterfly Effect Installation by:Ioana Calen, Paul Popescu, Matei Popescu (Modulab)
Robotic Pixels Installation by: Ionuț Anton, Dana Tănase (IDZ)