“How can China proceed with its ambitious project to improve living conditions for its population without exhausting the very resources needed to sustain a better life?”
This is the question that the Danish curator and architect Henrik Valeur asks with CO-EVOLUTION. The visionary exhibition shows how architects, in cooperation with researchers and planners, are helping to meet the global challenges following in the wake of China’s massive economic growth and the intended “welfare boost”. The exhibition is the result of a project involving some of the most talented young Danish architects and students and professors from four top universities in China.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.