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Comforting Ourselves: The Urban Solution

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7–9 pm


Portrait of Ou Ning

Today we live in an era of overurbanization. Large numbers of people gather in cities, but the resources we share are limited. This leads to problems such as overcrowding, traffic congestion, air pollution, unemployment, class conflict, and so on—problems not only at the government level, but also for those of us who live in cities. If we can’t flee—or if we don’t want to flee—then we have to take action to make our lives more comfortable. In a presentation on his urban research and curatorial projects, artist and curator Ou Ning shares his personal actions and public interventions to see how we can develop the discussion about these challenges and explore solutions.

Photo: by Nie Zheng, Beijing, 2008

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