Influenced by conversations with institutes from the art world, tech world & academic world, Samir will curate a series of artistic interventions within the public space of the intimate city of Leuven. Interventions that critically respond to a new reality, constantly challenged by the digital world. 

Samir is director of AMO, the research & design studio of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), a leading international practice in architecture & urbanism (founded by none other than Rem Koolhaas).

If cities are getting smarter, are we getting duller?

AMO applies architectural thinking to domains beyond building. At AMO, Samir Bantal is working on a research called Countryside: Future of the World in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In late 2019, AMO/Rem Koolhaas will present speculations about tomorrow through insights into the countryside today. The project will demonstrate the immense transformations that occur in the countryside, an area overlooked by architects for a long time. The exhibition will explore AI and robotization, migration, climate change, the impact of the digital on the physical world and historic ideas on city and countryside.

“Als steden slimmer worden, worden wij dan dommer?” - De Morgen

OMA-architect Samir Bantal cureert voor and& kunstinterventies in de Leuvense publieke ruimte.

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AMO's exhibition space for the stedelijk museum uses an ultra-thin steel display system - Designboom

AMO developed a steel display system that uses very thin self-standing walls made of 15-millimeter-thick steel plates developed by tata steel netherlands.

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