Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition to be held in Berlin

6 June 2017

Conflicts of an Urban Age was first developed as a Special Project for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (2016) of La Biennale di Venezia. Now, the exhibition – jointly organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft – will be displayed at BOX Freiraum in Berlin from 21 June to 29 July 2017. Conflicts of an Urban Age highlights the spatial and social consequences of dramatic urban growth in cities across the world between 1990 and 2015 by focusing on seven case studies: Addis Ababa, Berlin, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Mumbai and Shanghai. It foregrounds individual narratives on how the physical environment has adapted to societal change and presents data on the urban dynamics that affect people’s lives, while featuring select examples of ‘incremental’ and ‘instant’ urbanism that are shaping the conflicts and tensions of the contemporary city.