Posts Tagged ‘performative-planning’

Sharing Transformation_Carrito Cultural_Graz

Exhibition Cittadellarte.Sharing Transformation  / Kunsthaus Graz (29.09.2012.-20.01.2013)

As a part of the ephemeral City-of-Art, in which participation/collaboration has been redefined, project Carrito Cultural has been invited to ‘translate’ cultural development strategies for the River Medellin into local context of Graz. Social significance of collective and local knowledge represented starting point in building ‘production’ area of the imaginary city, involving local bike-enthusiasts REBIKEL and citizens of Graz. Another cultural activation vehicle has been developed from abandoned bikes founded at the streets of Graz and activated through the set of actions, spanning from public salsa classes till small reparations of the visitor’s bikes.

Publication / Book of Transformation 

Photos > Universalmuseum Joanneum (Nicolas Lackner), Camila Velez

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04 2013

Dia de Playita_Carrito Cultural_Medellín

Medellín, 29.07.2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab and Deúniti

As a part of tactical-urbanism strategy along the River Medellín, driven by alternative cultural infrastructure Carrito Cultural, action Dia de Playita invited local artists, homeless people living at the location and the random citizens into day-long creative-occupation of the space outside the master-plan. In the unusual setup of no-man’s-land (river sedimentation), innovative participation models took place in order to re-communicate inaccessibility, pollution and invisibility of the city’s main axis.

photos> Sebastián Ochoa Giraldo

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04 2013

PUF at PEAR magazine

Article > From a Patchwork of Territories to a Network of Collective Spaces , PEAR magazine (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research), Issue 5: Medellín Through a Kaleidoscope, London, January 2013.

The radical transformation of Medellín’s cityscape has been recognised internationally, through dramatic pictures of cable-cars flying over shantytowns, spectacular Library Parks designed by prominent architects and most recently the installation of a public escalator in the most violent barrio of the city. Furthermore, the Medellín-model has become a desirable path of development for many Latin American cities, embedded in social inequality, weak infrastructure and high rates of criminality.

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04 2013

PUF Remix_Carrito Cultural-Dia de Playita_video

Medellin, Colombia, Aug. 2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab

Cultural activation of the Medellín River has been under agenda of the project Carrito Cultural (mobile cultural infrastructure), exploring potential of tactical interventions at particular spots in order to change citizen’s perceptions of the abandoned and hardly accessible area right in the middle of the vibrant metropolis. By inviting street-artist collective Deúniti to paint large-scale mural at the one of the river sedimentations, atmosphere of the conventional city-beach has been staged, involving homeless people that live at the location and inviting random citizens that use the river occasionally for the bike-based recreation. After capturing this unusual situation, local percussion collective Alibombo has borrowed us sound background produced at the car’s cemetery.

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10 2012

J.U.S.T 2_Return of the Ghost

Critical Urbanism days_Vilnius_16-18.05.2012

J.U.S.T = Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures

How seven Mayors didn’t kill the Ghost? graffiti on the abandoned beer-bar Tauro Ragas, serve as a trigger to dig into complex past and question blurred future of the once important social space. Alternative visualization strategies has been practiced with students from EHU and activists from Archfondas, during the 3 days productive-camping at another underused cultural space KultFlux. Retracing famous sculpture of Tauro and bringing it back to original location in the sort of religious procession, opened up participative photo exhibition and invites people to rethink existing cultural developments embedded in commodification of leisure.

Photos Alina Krushynskaya

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06 2012

Carrito Cultural

Mobile cultural infrastructure at the River Medellín, Medellín, Oct/Nov. 2011

In collaboration with El Puente Lab, platform for artistic and cultural production, Carrito Cultural has been developed as a mobile toolbox for the set of interventions along the river. It offers diverse spatial and programatic scenarios, which have aim to transform periphery character of the river through cultural inclusion. This bastardized vehicle serve both as receiver and emitter of location-based data and uses open-source mapping to visualize new cultural geographies.

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02 2012

PUF Remix_Pequeños Empoderamientos_video

Medellin, Colombia, Nov. 2011

In the shadow of current Medellin’s megaprojects plenty of small-scale initiatives have grown, offering alternative socio-cultural developments. Those critical approaches in the form of resistance and proactive interventionalism question current urban development mechanisms based on control and exclusion of the majority. Environmental activism, new forms of participation, alternative education or crowd-based cultural jamming represent diverse ways to construct collective spaces, quite the opposite to idea of creating territories. This movie tries to trace a variety of self-generated initiatives and contrast them with over-scaled plans of municipality by putting forward the perception of kids, cyclist movement and local artists.

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12 2011

PUF Remix_Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures_video

October 2011, in collaboration with Critical Urbanism Lab

Both the form and content of the J.U.S.T. project are motivated by a desire to counter one of the effects of globalization, particularly visible in, though by no means limited to, Eastern Europe. This is the sense that development is only possible when international capital is interested in investing in a particular site. The challenge of the J.U.S.T. project is to reverse this logic – can jamming spaces on a local level act as a catalyst for urban transformations aiming at greater social justice? Urban interventions have long been utilized in critical or artistic approaches.What this project aims to do is test their potential for providing alternative development strategies for underused spaces without flirting with power structures.

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12 2011

J.U.S.T – Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures

European Humanities University, Vilnius, 14-22.05.2011 

As a part of guest seminar Click-Click Urbanism, E-Skimming and Mapping, urban interventions in post-socialist context of Vilnius were critically examined and practiced in public sphere. Focus was on vacant modernist heritage and administrative ignorance that leads to dilapidation and real-estate speculations. Three spaces of leisure (beer bar, public amphitheatre and sport hall) have been culturally jammed with an aim to build long-term strategy together with local interest groups, cultural institutions and policy makers.

JUST 6.59 > fake opening ceremony of the social-agricultural club

JUST 1 min University > new knowledge-exchange format

JUST Ride-In > blending bike culture with cinematic experience

JUST booklet

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06 2011

Berlin’s Centre for Temporary Architecture [BCTA]

Competition proposal for Kiki Blofeld location at the Spree River, Berlin, Jan 2011

Publicly accessible, open-air 1:1 showroom in the homeland of temporary use. BCTA represents incubator of vivid local temporary-use scene, in which knowledge exchange platform replace beach-bar concept. Time-based toolbox serves both as dynamic planning instrument and interface for advanced forms of participation.


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03 2011

PUF at UN Urbanism book

…Cities are often the central battlefields of modern wars, resulting in the massive destruction of urban structures. In processes of reconstruction, international actors initiate urban transformation in very different regions of the world, using strikingly similar patterns. But which concepts of the city do these interventions follow? Is there a special global mode of urbanisation in post-war cities, a “UN urbanism”? Using the examples of two post-war cities—Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kabul (Afghanistan)—this book aims to tackle the question of how the institutions and activities of the international community influence newly emerging daily city life…

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11 2010

Mostar Scenarios

UN Urbanism Kolleg post-production, Jun 2007,  Bauhaus Dessau Foundation , Scenario-planning for divided city of Mostar (Bosnia&Herzegovina)

Scenario 1 > Enjoy division (Wall at former combat line made out of beer-crates and “consumed” during the daily event)

Scenario 2>  Moving movie  (Movie fragments projected on ruins of both sides of divided city and frozen scenes as an outcome)

Team> W.Hackenbroich, K.Voeckler, D.Mutman

Video> Daniel da Rocha

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11 2010

Mostar Triathlon

Bauhaus Kolleg Post-production, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Oct. 2006-June 2007

Activation of underused spaces through annual sport event in divided city of Mostar. By accumulating temporary spatial elements 3rd neutral space is formed.  “Mostar Triathlon” uses the environmental characteristics of the city and has been produced in collaboration with local artists’ initiatives Urban Movement Mostar and OKC Abrasevic.

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