Reviewing the “Toward the Sentient City” exhibition
“This show does nothing less than delineate a possible future trajectory for architecture, in which it remains relevant in the development of ‘sentient cities’, put frankly. It also implicitly indicates how far architecture has to go to do so. […] [The show] hint[s] at the new possibilities for architecture enabled by urban informatics, or the increasing impact of networked, real-time, data-driven and responsive/interactive systems on physical objects and spaces.”
The review is now available on the ‘…Sentient City’ site (without links and illustrations however), but I would recommend to read it on Dan Hill’s own blog (where the links and illustrations are present).
Hill points out that “for those who arenâ€™t a subway ride from Madison Avenue, the Leagueâ€™s website smartly and straightforwardly organises more details on the commissions themselves in the context of other writersâ€™ responses, of which this is one, curatorial statements, an open archive, public programs, tweets etc. Interviews are distributed via Urban Omnibus, another fine initiative from the League.”
Also read the review by Mimi Zeiger.