'Countryside the future' at New York's Guggenheim Museum
by Modem – Posted February 18 2020
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Countryside the future, at New York's Guggenheim Museum, from February 20, 2020 to August 14, 2020.

It is an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal. It will explore in a unique way radical changes in the rural, remote, and wild territories collectively identified here as “countryside,” or the 98% of the earth’s surface not occupied by cities, with a full rotunda installation premised on original research. The project presents investigations by several universities. The exhibition will examine the modern conception of climate change, migration, human- and non-human ecosystems, market driven preservation, artificial and organic coexistence and other forms of radical experimentation that are altering the landscapes across the world.

The global countryside, highlighted with an abstract representation of the areas addressed by AMO in the exhibition Countryside, The Future. Image: Courtesy of AMO