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Hands-On Urbanism 1850 – 2012
The Right to Green

OPENING: WED 14.03.2012, 7PM
EXHIBITION: 15.03.2012 – 25.06.2012

The spring exhibition in the Architekturzentrum Wien is devoted to a history of ideas of appropriating land in urban space. Curator Elke Krasny presents historical and contemporary case studies that illustrate bottom-up urban development in Chicago, Leipzig, Vienna, Bremen, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Porto Alegre, Havanna or Quito. She offers an overview of self-organised, collective, informal movements and of the spaces they create. “Hands-On Urbanism” presents a different history of urbanism that puts pressing questions to architects and planners and enquires about how we use resources. What can be learned from this urban history from below and how do architects operate within these processes?

curator: Elke Krasny
scenography: Alexandra Maringer
exhibition graphics: Alexander Schuh
copyright clearing: Andrea Seidling, Az W

The exhibition is accompanied by the book „Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green“, MCCM Creations, Hongkong

The press release, the accompanying programme, as well as photo material is available for download on the right.

Public Funding:
Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Geschäftsgruppe Kultur und Wissenschaft

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