The future city. A photo exhibition in public space
When we think of a future city, we usually imagine glittering skyscrapers, slums, or flying cars on multi-lane sky roads. What is often ignored in such visions is the eye for details, for the people who conquer their everyday life in these settings. The photo exhibition about the city of the future turns away from the dazzling panorama, towards the people and how they use these cities.
It concentrates on the diverse possibilities cities have to offer to shape ones life and also on the opportunities for future development of society. Does the Russian city of Pskov have to offer any space of action to its young people? How do children from Swedish Visby pick up any knowledge about their town? How does a city change when people spend more and more time in virtual spaces? Such questions are addressed by the photographers of the exhibition „Future City – City of the Future“, which is to be seen on the occasion of the 38th International Hanseatic Days from 22 to 24 June 2018 in Rostock. Photographers from the member cities of the Hanseatic League were called to participate. 18 artists from eight Hanseatic cities in six nations were selected from all applications. Their pictures show a wide range of photographic approaches, from documentary photos to digitally generated images, from visions of the ecological city to an aging society.