DATE : 28 May - 8 Aug 2010
THEMA : The Nature of Cities,
LOCATION : Un Pavilion, World Expo of Shanghai 2010
CURATOR : Art Works for Change, Randy Rosenberg
PRESENTED PROJECTS : Lilypad + Dragonfly
INFO LINKS : http://www.artworksforchange.org/Shanghai
Cities are alive — with people, trees, critters, and all the diversity of life. Like all living creatures, cities consume oxygen, transform food and fuel into activity, and create waste. They can be healthy or ill, sprawling or spare, bustling with life or eerily devoid of activity.
Cities make up just 2 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they house half of the world’s people and consume 75 percent of its resources. Cities have a voracious appetite for energy, materials, water, food, and more. When we over-consume those resources, we don’t merely harm the natural environment, we affect the quality of our own lives, as well as those thousands of miles away.
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