Saturday 25 April 2015

Who Owns My City? / Studio Stad

Who owns my city?
24 April – 5 June 2015

Residents are often invited to participate in maintaining the quality of life of their city, while our retreating government has made us complicit in the financial burden of progress. At the same time livability has acquired commercial value, which is used as an assurance for the real estate market. While society participates, reorganizes and cuts, the longstanding fundamental right of ownership remains unaffected. Old property relations remain intact and the yield of public livability goes to private owners.

This exhibition questions the capitalization of public space. Urbanity is a product of its residents, but the value that accumulates from this affects mainly the private property of global corporations. However through infiltration, exposure and reclamation a search has begun to redefine the divide between privtate property and public interest.

Who owns my city is a result of the proposal that Studio Stad made for its nomination for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2014 and is accompanied with works by Jeremiah Day, Marine Delgado, Intrastructures, Bernard Mulliez, Martha Rosler and Hans Wilschut.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Studio Stad, Van Eyck and Bureau Europa.

Opening: 24 April - 5 June. The opening will take place 24 April, from 17:00 to 19:00.
The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday, 09: 00-18: 00 until June 5.
Location: Van Eyck, Academieplein 1

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