All posts tagged urbanism

WE-TRADERS E-Book Launch

The We-Traders e-book is out! It is a reflection on theory and practice as well as a hands-on guide to the collaborative production of urban environment.

We-Traders at BOZAR Brussels

Brussel´s palace for the arts BOZAR is hosting We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City exhibition until April 12, 2015. Five new Brussels initiatives have joined We-Traders from Madrid, Turin, Berlin, Lisbon…

Mirror on the Wall | Eye Magazine Blog

While in Lisbon for the We-Traders opening, I had the chance of interviewing Diogo Lopes, renowned Portuguese architect and one of the founders of O Espelho…

We-Traders in Lisbon!

Troca-se crise por cidade

The We-Traders exhibition has opened in Lisbon LX Factory to great acclaim. Over the course of the next five weeks until November 2nd, a busy program of workshops, talks,…

KRISE performance at We-Traders Finissage

Summer of We-Trading in Berlin

The Berlin edition of We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City closed on Sunday 17. August 2014 with a lively finissage, including an open screen-printing session by…

HTW presentation at We-Traders

HTW Werkschau 2014

As part of a class I taught this semester at the HTW (University of Applied Science) Berlin, design students developed new We-Trading ideas to swap crisis for…

We-Traders in Berlin

Following the successes in Madrid and Turin, the travelling exhibition We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City is now open to the public in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin….

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What do you swap?

Swapping bureaucracy for self-initiative Swapping industrial wastelands for vegetable gardens Swapping culture for context Swapping investor ruins for experimentation fields Swapping discards for re-use Swapping…

We-Traders in Turin

Cedo Crisi, Offro Città

After its successful debut in Madrid with 19.000 visitors, We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City is now open in Turin. Here are some impressions from the first…

We-Traders Madrid Exhibition Now Open!

The first We-Trader exhibition opened it’s doors on January 31 at the Matadero in Madrid and more than 2000 people came the very first night…

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Notes from We-Traders Forums

Everybody is talking about the crisis, but how is it actually manifested? Have cities changed? Where do We-Traders come from and what unites them? And…

We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City

This exciting new project is currently being developed by the Goethe-Institute, brilliant Vienna based curator/author Angelika Fitz and myself. It connects initiatives by artists, designers, activists and…

city planning as pastime

„Children live in cities and they won´t get out of them“, says Alf Howlid from Norsk Form. For most of them, the city starts on the other side of their apartment door. Beyond this threshold lies an outside which is perceived as slightly threatening and out of their control. Children do not think of the city as flexible, not as something that can be shaped by them. Yet, according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are “entitled to have a say in matters affecting their social, economic, religious, cultural and political life“, which applies no doubt to city planning. So, what tools do we need to get them involved?

Discover the void!

process as product

Some people thought it was a mistake when they received the empty envelope. They called up the sender, the city of Halberstadt, to be told that this envelope was indeed their invitiation to the opening of “Discover the vo d”. These people interpreted the void as an absence of something and they wanted to fill that empty envelope, just as one automatically fills in the missing letters of the exhibition title. The invitation had triggered the mental process which the exhibition was exploring.