Last December, we spoke with David Van Der Leer, the curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Mumbai, the third leg of a two-year "urban think tank" project that also visited New York and Berlin to engage with residents, research, and discover ways to enrich our relationships with one another and our communities.
To synthesize all of the information gathered in the three cities, the Guggenheim Museum connects the dots with a new exhibition entitled "Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab." The exhibition will highlight 100 of the common thread ideas from the project, contributed by academics, artists, designers and others from around the world. The trends, collected onto the Guggenheim's 100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab website, will be displayed digitally through various mediums and include topics like "Chameleonic Citizenship," "Infrastructure of Waste," "Suburban Retrofitting," and "Bike Politics," to name a few.
The exhibition will also include a series of public programming that explores "architecture, urbanism, and the ways in which people interact with cities and public space." It opens at the Guggenheim in New York City on October 11 and will run through January 5.