Architects, urbanists and artists

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Artists and others

This Barn Raising and public structure looks interesting

Robert is working with public space for more then a decade, and is the author of couple of iconic projects in terms of polish public art. His works reveal the structures of public space. Please check especially Allocation and Urban Manouvres.

Is one of the leading, and most important artists working with public space in Poland. She made two seminal works Greetings from Jerezolimskie Avenue and Oxygeneretor.

Is one of the most promising artists of the younger generation, recognized by his award “Paszport Polityki” in 2008. He creates large scale architectural interventions and interfere with perceptions of involved publics, a subtle sense of humour and sensitivity towards a context in which he works. Kuba will work with him in Liverpool in September 2009.

He is an artist / architect – working a lot with issues of ecological, utopian architecture. He was representing Poland in Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2006. He could be invited to realize a part of architectural setting of the Parade, especially in the context of sustainability.

Are the group of visionary architects from Warsaw, one of the very few in Poland working with the issues of temporary architecture, public space and on the intersection between art and architecture. They also do write and curate (especially Kuba Szczesny). They could be invited to realize a part of the architecture setting of the Parade, also the “central” dome / parliament. They experiment with inflatable materials and structures, have some experience in this field.

Tom Matton describes his practice as situated 'somewhere between object-design, society-shape, ecological city planning and artist-activism' exploring 'the small Utopias and interruptions of daily life' and 'connections between traditional countryside living and contemporary mega-city lifestyle.

The People Speak brings people together to have discussions, play and make decisions in an open-ended and fun way. It's the public performance of direct democracy.

City As a Resource, garbage dump or gold mine? The German artistic collaborators Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling see rubbish as a major resource. Their projects colonize public space in the name of recycling and design: Overnight, they can make pavilions, villages of huts and even whole houses appear. In installations, exhibitions and, most frequently, guerrilla architectural interventions, they question the conditions of urban life as determined by privatization.

Space Studios Shared resources for people working at the intersection of art, technology and social change.


Links to some initiatives working with temporary architecture:

Park Fiction<br> Office for Subversive Architecture<br> Compilizen<br> Urbikon<br> Anschlaege<br> public works<br> studio uc<br> Adam Page and Eva Hertzsch<br> Bavo<br> Feld 72<br> Bazar Urbaine<br> Transit Spaces<br> Bauhaus Kolleg<br>

Architecture and others

The Architecture Foundation is the UK’s leading independent architecture centre. They present an unrivalled programme of talks, events, debates, exhibitions, competitions and other projects. Their role is to promote and encourage the best in contemporary architecture, and bringing it to a wide public.

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presented Actions, an exhibition with 99 actions that instigate positive change in contemporary cities around the world. Common activities, such as walking, playing, recycling, and gardening are pushed beyond their usual definition by the international architects, artists, and collectives featured in the exhibition. Their experimental interactions with the urban environment show the potential influence personal involvement can have in shaping the city, and challenge fellow residents to participate.

  • Conference: Opening of spaces, localization of public space<br>

Warsaw 2007, part of the Passengers Festival here is the conference link and some pictures. 2 day conference Kuba organized in the middle of main shopping street in Warsaw, Fall 2009. In the Kitchen Monument, distanced from the public space only by the thin, transparent, but protective walls of the inflatable bubble. We discussed a variety of issues around public space, and art in public space; with 40 speakers.

The Küchenmonument is a mobile sculpture. Its a vast, clear bubble. A pneumatic enclosure of private space, in public. see flickr<br> Its made by raumlabor in Berlin, they are a collective working with temporary architecture, interventions in public space, and urban pioneerism. They have a vast experience in this field. Kuba worked with the Kitchen Monument to host a conference on public art in 2007; one of the threads leading to formation of Parade. Raumlabor will work intensively in Liverpool in September 2009, with the Liverpool Biennal, on an Urbanism project.

Arts & Ecology Centre is an organisation whose role is to catalyse, publicise, challenge and support artists who are responding to the unprecedented environmental challenges of our era. The RSA aims to create a positive discussion about the causes and the human impact of climate change through commissioning, debate, interdisciplinary discourse and a high-profile website.

The UCL Urban Laboratory, established in 2005, is a university wide initiative to bring together the best urban teaching and research at UCL. Our activities build on the full spectrum of work at UCL across the arts and sciences ranging from civil engineering to film studies, from urban history to the latest developments in architectural design.

  • Marco Lo Curzio, Messina, Italy - architect

Sprawl, post-industrialisation, rapid urbanisation and ‘natural’ disasters all pose significant challenges to normative design practices. In this context Landscape Urbanism has emerged as a model of connective, scalar and temporal operations for conceiving and engaging with the urban.

The journal An Architektur was founded at the beginning of 2002 continuing the work of the architecture collective freies fach – a group that had sought, since the mid 1990s, to assess critically the restrictive reconstruction of Berlin and the relevant political and economical conditions through actions, exhibitions, and small publications.

What we proposed, thus, was the idea of an architecture that was not only about the shapes of buildings and about their historical values, but also about the possibility for them to become tools, mediators and enablers of new social, anthropological, economic, relational, sensorial and emotional practices enabled in the contemporary era by digital technologies.

Theorists and others

This new and innovative research centre brings together architects, urbanists, filmmakers, curators and other cultural practitioners from around the world to work on expanded notions of architecture that engage with questions of culture, politics, conflict and human rights.


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