Dirk Sijmons has been appointed curator of the next edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
The 6th IABR has the working title URBAN by NATURE and opens in May 2014. It focuses on the ‘natural’ character of the city as human biotope. By examining the metabolism of the urban organism, the 6th IABR explores the relationship between city and nature whilst also reflecting on city as nature. The city as nature, as a metabolism, not only comprises the built environment, but the broader context: the landscape that is the material condition for our urban society.