Contagious Cities explores the outcomes of this cohabitation. Staged across three global cities – Geneva, Hong Kong and New York – it probes the surprising interactions between people and pathogens in urban settings.
Combining different perspectives and types of expertise, partners in the project are co-producing exhibitions, interactive experiences, artist residencies, events, broadcasts and more to investigate the physical, social and cultural effects of disease. Through the stories it tells, Contagious Cities illuminates the role of urban areas in causing – and controlling – infectious disease in our densely connected world.
Marking the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, Contagious Cities will run from September 2018 to December 2019.