October 16th, 2017
A Vertical Forest on Mars? It is one of the hypotheses developed by SBA China along with the Tongji University’s Future City Lab to imagine Shanghai in 2117. A great metropolis that will be well flooded by water – if humanity will not be capable to reverse the warming of the planet.
Thus, in collaboration with the Chinese Space Agency, was born the idea – so far in the form of vision – of a colony of Shanghai on the Red Planet. A “New Shanghai” that could be born thanks to the rooting on Mars’s surface of real “eco-systemic seeds” (which would travel through an interplanetary space station) within which to create an atmosphere and a favorable climate for plants and human life.
The “Vertical Forest Seeds on Mars” will be presented at the entrance of the great SUSAS 2017 exhibition, opening on October 15th in Minsheng Port in Shanghai.
The edition 2017 of Shanghai Urban Space and Art Season is curated by Stefano Boeri with Li Xiangning, dean of School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, and Fang Zhenning, contemporary independent artist, interational critic. With the contribution of co-curators Guo Xiaoyan, Feng Lu and Tommaso Sacchi, SUSAS invited nearly 200 well-known curators, architects, artists from all over the world, to create cultural festival of urban renovation.
The exhibition 2017 is entitled “This-CONNECTION – sharing a future of public space“, it features art, architecture, urban planning, design interpreting the future of the cities.