Shenzhen, China – December 2013
Cities are filled with numerous – at first sight invisible – borders. Between rich and poor, between ethnic groups, between high and low, between dense and sprawl, in short between center and periphery. But who and what define these borders? Are they problematic? Do they tell underlying stories? Explore some borders of Shenzhen (Meilin and Dalang) with us and each other.
Archis in collaboration with KD|AP will be exhibiting The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace in Kigali, Rwanda at the Esperance ‘Football for Hope’ Community Centre from November 24th to December 1st, 2012. The exhibition will feature work from photographer David Southwood and architect Anne Feenstra. If you’re in Kigali, come visit!
Mexico City, Mexico – December 2012
Megacities are filled with numerous – at first sight invisible – borders. Between rich and poor, between ethnic groups, between high and low, between dense and sprawl, in short between center and periphery. But who and what define these borders? Are they problematic? Do they tell underlying stories? Mexico City seems to be full of telling borders that generate ideas on the past, present and future of the city. There is the border of the former lake, the border of the public transport systems, the border of federal states, borders for legal abortion, and possibly many more.
Click here for the photo set on Flickr! On Thursday June 16 director Mirko Zardini and Phyllis Lambert (founding mother of the CCA) opened the exhibition ‘The Good Cause, Architecture of Peace’ at the CCA. Some 300 people attended the opening and visited the show curated by Saskia van Stein (NAI), Arjen Oosterman and Lilet […]
Architecture of Peace is an international long-term research and action project in which a large number of stakeholders are involved. The project will consist of local case studies, interventions, university research studios, debates, publications and exhibitions. The public kick-off of the programme will be a two-day conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2010. Participants include architects, urbanists and professionals from the fields of development studies, sociology and conflict studies.
a network of independent urban initiatives in South Eastern Europe
Macomb County, MI, U.S.A – February 2009 – with Abitare and NAI
Macomb County, one of the suburban counties surrounding Detroit, is currently undergoing a process similar to the economic devastation that the Motor City has been experiencing over the last 40 years. Tax foreclosures, social fragmentation, budget crisis at every level of government, the fragility of the auto industry and a dearth of leadership have intersected to create a growing state of emergency. The current real estate crisis is hitting homeowners in Macomb County hard.
In the USA and beyond there is a desperate need to reframe the issues at stake in a creative and sustainable way. Which truths are becoming evident? Are we seeing the end of natural order of Suburbia?