Conceived by architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the think tank of Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Countryside, The Future is an exhibition, at the Guggenheim Museum, that investigates topics such as climate change, migration, preservation, and evolution.
In this video, discover the original research, global collaborations, and innovative exhibition design behind this unparalleled exhibition that has transformed the Guggenheim Museum’s iconic rotunda.
Countryside, The Future is currently installed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
About the Exhibition: "Countryside, The Future" installed at the Guggenheim Museum
Countryside, The Future is an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). A unique exhibition for the Guggenheim Museum, Countryside, The Future will explore radical changes in the rural, remote, and wild territories collectively identified here as “countryside,” or the 98% of the Earth’s surface not occupied by cities, with a full rotunda installation premised on original research.
The project presents investigations by AMO, Koolhaas, with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Wageningen University, Netherlands; and the University of Nairobi. The exhibition will examine the modern conception of leisure, large-scale planning by political forces, climate change, migration, human and nonhuman ecosystems, market-driven preservation, artificial and organic coexistence, and other forms of radical experimentation that are altering landscapes across the world.