The 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) opened on December 21 and includes our exhibition Dalang Fever 3. How data can empower a migrant society. Dalang Fever 3 is a participatory research project aiming to understand the desires and needs of residents in Dalang, a rapidly transforming neighbourhood on the outskirts of Shenzhen. The project is a continuation of the research and exhibitions on the same area in Shenzhen, presented at two previous editions of the Biennale. It is also part of the DATAstudio programme (2015 – 2019) of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Dalang Fever 3 is part of the Eyes of the City section curated by MIT professor Carlo Ratti (Chief Curator), Politecnico di Torino and SCUT (Academic Curators). Eyes of the City reflects on the consequences of digital technologies on daily urban life.

Photo: Toon Koehorst