全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Automated Landscapes at the Pearl River Delta region

Het Nieuwe Instituut / The Netherlands

荷兰新学院 / 荷兰


The incursion of artificial intelligence and automation into workspaces and productive landscapes has come to be seen as the trigger for major shifts in labour ethos and conditions. Under the premise that automation influences not only labour markets but the configuration, design and occupation of large parts of the built environment, the project 'Automated Landscapes' documents and reflects upon the emerging architectures and urbanisms of automated labour in the Pearl River Delta region. Arguably the human-powered 'factory of the world,' the Pearl River Delta region is gradually becoming one of the main arenas for the transition towards manufacturing systems based on human and robot interaction. In addition to increasing the efficiency of the factory, how do these new conditions of production impact the city, the Pearl River Delta region, and ultimately the bodies that inhabit it? This presentation is part of 'Automated Landscapes,' a long-term collaborative research initiative on the implications of automation for the built environment, launched in 2017 by Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute of architecture, design and digital culture, and directed by its Research Department. The research on the Pearl River Delta is conducted by Het Nieuwe Instituut in close collaboration with Future+ Aformal Academy, and is supported by Design Trust Hong Kong and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou.


Since its founding in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has fostered research initiatives in the form of exhibitions, events, archival investigations and publications by a variety of practitioners, independent researchers, academics and curators.