Super Tight explores the culture of spatial tightness emerging in Asian cities and its creative potential. This immersive exhibition considers techniques for living closely, unpacking the delight and difficulty that arises from the dense occupation of large cities.
The exhibition examines the emergence of dense urban environments with an eye on the social, political, economic and regulatory issues that have led to the generation of present-day cities in Asia. It speculates on what causes density, how dense cities become tight, and how cultural tightness emerged.
Super Tight looks at what it means to live and work closely, through not only formal or spatial qualities, but through the sounds, smells and feel of closeness. The exhibition questions social attitudes to tightness, both in Australia and abroad. More broadly it proposes the concept of the “super tight” as an approach to design and culture that is valuable.
This exhibition is part of Open House Melbourne 2019.
Opening night: June 26
Closing night: September 21