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I have just received an announcement of the Risk inSight exhibition, which is taking place at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (thanks to Gail Davies for this!). Similar to previously discussed exhibitions ‘nano’ and ‘Science + Fiction’, Risk inSight is also going to travel to other countries. Will try to find out which venues it is going to pass through. If anyone has any information on this, please let me know!
The aim of the exhibition, again, seems to be to make risks visible/tangible and to create dialogue. Here is an excerpt from the website:
‘Forecasting stock market crashes, simulating river flooding, controlling air traffic, building an Olympic stadium or refuge in the high mountains, burying nuclear waste, etc. All of these seemingly unrelated activities do, in fact, have one fundamental point in common: they all involve risk.
While risk is everywhere, must we live in fear of it? In response to the media hype surrounding each new “crisis”, this exhibition goes against the grain by asking “is living with risks really such a big deal?” From carelessness to panic and from zero-risk to disaster, this exhibition reflects on the notion of “risks” using different scenarios and highlights how and why risks play an increasingly important role in life in modern society.’
The exhibition will be broken down into four sections: Identifying, Living With, Discussing and Handling Risks and will feature a mixture of interactive art and ‘expert commentary’ from a variety of fields including science, geography, architecture and finance.
Risk inSight will open on 15 October 2012 (at 6pm) and close on 15 November.
Venue: Rolex Learning Centre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 8pm.
More Details can be found on the website.
Catalogue coming soon.