By Wang Gongxin, Shenzhen, A circle is drawn A city is born is part of And then it became a city, a video series curated by David van der Leer for the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. It will premier on December 8, 2011 for the vernissage of the Biennale. The development of new towns forms a common thread running through many societies around the world. As a testament to the number of new town developments built since the 1950s, the multi-platform exhibition project and then it became a city, analyses, and documents everyday life in six planned cities under the age of sixty from Chandigarh (India, 1953), Brasilia (Brazil, 1960), Gaborone (Botswana, 1964), and Las Vegas (US, 1960s), to Almere (Netherlands, 1976), and Shenzhen (China, 1979). And then it became a city includes newly commissioned works by Astrid Bussink (The Netherlands), Wang Gongxin (China), Sam Green (USA), Cao Guimarães (Brazil), Miki Redelinghuys (South Africa), and Surabhi Sharma (India); and workshops by Mary Ann O’Donnell, and Huang Jingjie (ATU). And then it became a city is organized in tandem with 6 Under 60, curated by Rochelle Steiner.
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