Over twenty architects, designers, philosophers and photographers across Sydney have participated in a series of creative conversations, which transform the image of this harbour city from generic postcard perfection to a set of multiplicitous, individual urban narratives. These are networks of surrender, whose ambition is not the cohesion of a finished, consumerable product, but the construction of new communities for creative work. — Gwangju-Design-Biennale_MEDIA-RELEASE.pdf
"Networks of surrender" sits in the ‘Communities’ sub-section of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale alongside four other invited cities: Johannesburg, Macau, Medellín, and Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The exhibition is a collaboration between three practitioners/academics Samantha Spurr, David Burns and Adrian Lahoud from the Design Architecture & Building Faculty of the University of Technology Sydney, and Nicole Bearman, a cultural programs producer, also based at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.