Reprogramming the City exhibitions are catalysts for a resourceful, resilient relationship with the existing urban landscape by showing how we can do more with the assets already in place.
The exhibitions show the world’s best adaptive reuse examples and resilient urbanism, and have been commissioned by some of the world’s leading architecture and design centers, resulting in a vast body of global work and research on urban reuse, repurposing, and resourcefulness.
Reprogramming the City exhibitions are created with a program of workshops and talks to engage the public and professionals in discovering and utilizing the untapped potential of available infrastructure, objects, surfaces, and systems.
The latest Reprogramming the City was created for the city of Timisoara, Romania. Previous versions of Reprogramming the City have been created for DOGA: Design and Architecture Norway,in Oslo, Arkdes, Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, Sweden, the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Branch Museum of Architecture and Designin Richmond, and the Boston Society of Architects‘ BSA Space Gallery.
Reprogramming the City is an illustration of Burnham’s belief that the city holds a vast amount of untapped ability. The structures, surfaces, objects and systems that underpin its daily operations have the potential to do more, to perform an alternate function, or assume an entirely new role in the mechanism of the city.
Reprogramming the City re-contextualizes the hardware of the city as a platform of opportunity – infrastructure not as the end result of a previous creative process, but the beginning of a new one.
To learn more or to enquire about a Reprogramming the City exhibition in your city or institution, contact Scott Burnham here.
For insight into one iteration of Reprogramming the City, the video below from its run at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, offers a good overview:
Previous Reprogramming the City Exhibitions
Below is a selection of Reprogramming the City exhibitions and engagements held in various cities and countries, inspiring people to think how the city’s existing structures, surfaces and systems can be repurposed and re-imagined to do more for the city and its people.
Virginia Center for Architecture | Richmond, Virginia