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Curator Tour: Balancing Act

  • BSA Space 290 Congress Street Boston, MA 02110 (map)

Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies, through this 45 minute exhibition tour with the curator Sae Kim AIA. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy the opening reception!

As technology innovation and urban population continue to increase, the symbiotic relationship between cities and technology has become imperative to not only achieve efficiency in economy and convenience, but also to provide higher quality of life. Whether by autonomous automobiles, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), smart buildings, or Hyperloop tunnels, the urban experience is undergoing remarkable transformations and there is a growing urgency to find balance between technology and urban life.

Designed and curated by Boston-based design firm CBT, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies poses a series of questions exploring ways to focus technology on the human experience so that our cities may become more livable, equitable, and sustainable. Components include a timeline that contextualizes technology advancements, a video expressing different perspectives, an interactive projection of current technological forces, and graphic exploration of ongoing initiatives that are driving the integration of emerging technologies in our cities.

Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies examines the current conditions of our urban environments and the possibility of a more human-centered future for emerging technologies in the design and development of cities around the world.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

Earlier Event: June 15
Family Design Day: Balancing Act
Later Event: July 15
Three Cities, Three Imaginations