Architecture event to explore face recognition
22 November 2019 16:38 GMT

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (UABB), will be the first exhibition to use Facial Recognition and Artificial Intelligence on its own premises, in order to prompt a critical reflection on how digital technologies are impacting urban life. 

Set up in Hong Kong’s neighboring city of Shenzhen, the exhibition is called "Eyes of the City" and aims to explore the new urban condition of cities that can “see”. Entirely fabricated locally and interspersed in one of the halls of a high-speed railway station, it features original work by more than 60 acclaimed international exhibitors.

The "Eyes of the City" section is curated by MIT professor Carlo Ratti (Chief Curator), Politecnico di Torino and SCUT (Academic Curators), who will unveil the final selection at the Biennale opening on December 21st, 2019.

"At a time when urban technology and facial recognition are prompting polarization and conflict - from Hong Kong to San Francisco – our exhibition wants to provide a critical reflection," said Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.