Science Gallery's flagship exhibition, HACK THE CITY: Take Control, brings together national and international practitioners whose work demonstrates the hacker spirit through the subversive, playful and thought provoking appropriation of existing tools, processes and media.
The works, events, and workshops selected draw attention to the power structures and sociopolitical dynamics which govern our urban spaces, reflecting on how our media channels are constructed, offering visions or new perspectives into current urban conditions, future city scenarios and urban poetics. As writer and activist Jane Jacobs notes, it is active participation in the co-construction of our cities that provides us with a livable space, one in which we all play a role in its future evolution.
"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Jane Jacobs (1961).