Today, the globally mutating megalopolis, whether post-industrial or developing, third world or first world, is a demographic amalgamation of nationalities, religions and classes. This diversity of peoples provides an abundantly rich environment within which the objectives and values of daily life are played out. Each day, on street corners, in parks, factories, office buildings and shopping malls – on the metro, in cafes or homes - the consequences of globalization and the precariousness of fragile urban and planetary ecosystems are encountered and experienced.
These issues are covered by the diverse projects that define the Spaces of Uncertainty exhibition presented in the Barcsay Hall of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The work is the result of collaboration between seven fine art programs at European universities and art academies. It includes work by over fifty local, Erasmus and visiting students from Europe and Latin America and Asia. The exhibition has been organized and curated by the Mapping the Local program at the Hungarian University of Fine.