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22 May 2006
Berlin
Last weekend was the annual Designmai in Berlin. The topic “Build or Die” had some projects relating to urban nomads and low cost shelter.
Here are some links.

Nohotel
-using vacant buildings or construction sites as temporary hotels.

Link to a96 architects and the Folding Box house
here

Link to Instant Housing by Winfried Baumann
here

And on the topic of creatively activating the City-Soundbombs that can be left around the streets or in trees to leave secret messages, “non visual grafitti” by Felix Hardmood Beck
here

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Stijn
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nolvadex

nowHere, a space where a spot becomes a place.
15 march - 25 may, 2008

nowHere, is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re-appropriation of the private and public domain. Through personal tags and geographies (books, movies, music, websites, drawings, mappings, photocopies, art works, ... ) it reads as a 'certain' historical relation between human, space and technology.

bolwerK considers the constructed in-between space of architect C.Kieckens, within the art space, Z33, not as a sub-art space with a curatorial reading; a cabinet as 'museum' but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood. The active use of the space for living, eating, working, sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a 'room of collection', in a live, real-time situation.

During PLACE@SPACE Marthe Van Dessel will post live from Z33, as a guest contributor on Free Soil, to connect, publish and share her discourse
with the virtual open public resources of the net.

The the conceptualization of the space as 'ongoing', work-in-progress externalizes the precarity of information, issues of copyright, authorship, knowledge production and hierarchical information networks.
Marthe
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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