The Organizing Committee of Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture today officially announced the Chief Curatorship selection for the 5th Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale*Shenzhen. This biennale will be delivered by two curatorial teams, consisting of Team Ole Bouman and Team Li Xiangning + Jeffrey Johnson. Ole Bouman will act as Creative Director. He will collaborate with Stylepark on Urban Labs. Meanwhile, Li Xiangning + Jeffrey Johnson will be the Academic Directors. The 5th edition of UABB*Shenzhen will open in Shekou, Shenzhen at the end of 2013. More information after the break.
The theme of the 5th UABB is urban border which has been developed under the precondition of pluralistic values. It emphasizes the diversity, differences and individuality ignored, even hidden, by mainstream trends and homogeneity inherent in speedy urbanization. The curatorial teams will develop the Biennale proposal according to this theme. From this edition, UABB Shenzhen and Hong Kong will use the same theme and gradually step forward to the goal of “One Biennale”. For more information, please visit their official website here.