Fr 11 Dec 09
Open City Expert Meeting
“Urban restructuring through ‘creative destruction’, violently segregates, as nearly always has a class dimension since it is the poor, the underprivileged and those marginalized from political power that suffer first and foremost from this process.” - David Harvey, The Right to the City
The Other City: Exposing Tarwewijk is a project by Cohabitation Strategies, a Rotterdam based cooperative for socio-spatial development that focuses on conditions of conflict and exclusion within the contemporary city. This public debate will conclude a three day event combining public workshops, excursions, and presentations. The goal of the project is to discuss possibilities to design alternative cohabitation models, stimulate difference in socio-spatial relations and construct parallel local economies in Tarwewijk, a vulnerable and segregated neighborhood in the south of Rotterdam included in this year’s list of the 40 most ‘problematic’ neighborhoods of the Netherlands. This neighborhood is an exemplary urban case study that reflects the socio-spatial casualties of the Dutch neoliberal trend of urbanization.
Invited contributors are: Alonso Ayala, Wim Blauw, Libia Castro, Aetzel Griffioen, Vinca Kruk, Ólafur Ólafsson, Thomas Purcell, Erik Swyngedouw and Daniel van der Velden.
Cohabitation Strategies members are Lucia Babina, Emiliano Gandolfi, Thomas Purcell, Gabriela Rendón and Miguel Robles-Durán. Project members are Guillermo Delgado, Phillip Lühl and Taufan ter Weel.
This event has been produced with the support of Eric Dullaert from Cultureel Denkwerk, Deelgemeente Charlois, Woonstad, dS+V and ART Hotel Rotterdam.
+31 10 4401342
The Hood, NAI - 14:30 noon
admission to be announced