Exhibition opening and lectures
EXHIBITION "AM RAND"
with contributions by Nicolò Degiorgis, Futurefarmers, Eva Hertzsch & Adam Page
Exhibition dates: October 8 – 17, 2020, Thu – Sat, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Jochen Becker (metroZones): What is Outside? Cultures of the In-Between City
The urbanisation of the landscape or the ruralisation of the city is one string of the development; at the same time, the city is also splitting up from within. The rediscovery of inner city housing for a young and affluent strata of society has advanced segregation – the social divide between rich and poor, between first occupants and the alienated, between the loud and the silenced. Many have to turn to that which used to be called the “outer city” in Berlin.
But what does “outside” mean, actually? This question is charged, for the “outside” can be imagined spatially, as a fringe of the city, or also scattered as periphery and hinterland, but it also reflects a process of social fragmentation into who still belongs and who doesn’t. The speculative investments of housing companies, in particular into large residential settlements, give reason to fear that affordable housing will soon be a contested and scarce commodity on the periphery, too. And where does our food come from anyway – our water, our fresh air, our products and goods?
Jochen Becker (Berlin) works as an author, curator, and lecturer. He is a founding member of metroZones | Center for Urban Affairs and co-curates the “station urbaner kulturen” in Berlin. In Düsseldorf he is currently developing the projects “City as Factory” and “Place Internationale” (2017–2021).
Angelika Burtscher (Lungomare): Curating and Designing Public Interests or: Can Transformation be Curated?
As curators and designers, we have the opportunity to involve ourselves, encourage dialogue, enable transdisciplinary collaborations, be mediators and translators between knowing and not-knowing, and inspire exchanges between different people, experiences, facts, and desires. In this process, how can we generate new political and social relations and re-imagine collective strategies and spaces? Which contexts already exist to this end and which still have to be created? How can artistic and cultural practices formulate concrete proposals for the transformation of a given state?
Angelika Burtscher is a founding member of Lungomare (Bolzano, Italy). Lungomare initiates, curates, and produces transdisciplinary art and design projects and collaborations at the interface of the public, the virtual, the printed, the urban, and the exhibition space.
In the framework of KEX | RAND, --this autumn's programme of Kunsthalle Exnergasse focusing on (Vienna's) urban periphery, urban planning and agriculture.