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Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism, Exhibition

Exhibition, Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture, 22 June to 15 August

Part of the narrative of Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism, a research project first launched in 2019, now travels to the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture in Korea as a digital installation. If 2019 presented a moment to look back at the financial crisis of 2008 and scrutinize a decade of a pervasive “happiness agenda,” then today we can investigate how notions of well-being and quality of life are determined and instrumentalized in space. In collaboration with the Society of Architecture, the CCA aims to revisit the questions raised by the initial exploration presented in Montreal and expand on the investigation using case studies local to Seoul.

Exhibition opening: 22 June
Curator talk: to be confirmed

Curator: Francesco Garutti
Research and coordination: Irene Chin with Jacqueline Meyer
Design development: Anh Truong with Sébastien Larivière
Visual identity: OK-RM (London)

Seoul iteration organisation: Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture, with Hyoeun Kim (Senior Curator), Hyoyeon Kim (Assistant Curator), Winnie Chan (Curatorial Administrator)
Seoul iteration exhibition design: Dami Lee
Korean typesetting: Eddeum Yang

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