Post-Oil City – The History of City`s Future

Date: 05 March 2015 – 30 March 2015

Museum: Tbilisi History Museum

Post-Oil City - Program

The Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum presents the joint exhibition "Post-Oil City - The History of City's Future" with the Institute of International Relations (IFA) and the architectural and urban planning magazine ARCHI+. Opening event will take place on March 5th 2015 at 7 pm.

The exhibition is supported by the Goethe Institute Tbilisi, the South Caucasus Regional Office of Heinrich Boell Foundation and Ilia State University.

Nowadays, more than half of the world's population lives in the cities, so that the solution to the challenges such as climate change and the fossil energy's presumable exhaustion should be found. The exhibition and catalogue will represent most recent projects implemented in Asia, Africa and America that respond to the following questions: How the city would change when fossil will be fully replaced by renewable sources of energy? How the alternative sources of energy will affect to the municipal transport system, its steadiness and mobility policy? How the appearance of the city will change against the background of the globalization?

Exhibition will showcase contemporary and historical projects. Direct communication analysis shows, that nowadays current architectural or urban processes originates from the modernistic utopia of 20th century. They are initially thoughtful, developed and adapted to the present. Modern urban planners in their projects have foreseen the climate change and the threats caused by depletion of traditional energy resources and the deteriorating environmental situation.

The Exhibition will last until March 30th, 2015.

In the frame of the exhibition public talks and discussions will be held on March 6th:

5 pm - Project "Post-Oil City" presentation (Nicole Opel, the magazine ARCH+) and prof. Harald Bodenschatzs' (Berlin Technical University) lecture "The Ideal City - No, Sir! City Planning and the City".

6 pm - Public discussion on "City of the Future" by the Head of Urban Planning Department Otar Nemsadze, architect-urbanist Lado Vardosanidze, with the participation of project initiator Mariam Gegidze and prof. Harald Bodenschatz.

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), Sion Str. #8.