In the context of “City Scanning” Synchrodogs created a series of photographs about the relationship between human and nature. The project is an abstract reflection on the subject of endless interdependence, a kind of visualization of human invasion into wild nature. At the same time, artists sought to achieve a direct proportional effect — invading the urban landscape of the city, incorporated nature in the urban environment.
Artists : Roman Noven, Tania Shcheglova
Artists : Calcagno Cullen, Geoffrey Skip Cullend (Cincinnati, Ohiao, USA)
Wave Pool’s “Interlace” project aims to connect disparate community groups in order to envision a better future. The project takes the form of a series of conversations, videos and temporary floating sculptures in order to create a more connected and aligned city. The sculptures will be woven from barley straw and their decomposition will result in the killing of algae in a local pond. During the weaving workshops, participants will be asked to release something negative and make space for the future of the city. “What do you want the future of Ivano Frankivsk to look like?” will be the guiding question and topic of discussion while residents are weaving.
Team : Detlef Kurth, Aida Nejad, Sandra Madlung, Patrick Walser, Pia Heinrich, Jonas Weinkauff (Kaiserlautern, Germany)
Based on previous studies and curation of MetaLab-Team a future vision of the district was created. Within the project an international team was trying to outline both short time and longtime solutions. The key points of the project are: integration of the Promprylad.Renovation project into the separate district and linking it to the city center; strengthening the connections within the district, getting access to the river in the east of the city, underlining the importance of historical buildings, crossing the rails with a bridge on the east side, activation of the suburban train station “Bystrytsia” and transformation of the industrial area into more useful and active place.
INSTALLATION “WHAT IS YOURS — IS YOURS. ONE GARAGE MANIFEST”
Tbilisi Architecture Bienale
In post Soviet Georgia of the 1990’s in the once a claim of city-dwellers seeking to secure their car from theft in a time of high crime, the self-made garages represented the ideal of a modernist automobile-centered city, its planning failures of providing parking at a comfortable distance from people’s homes, as well as the emergence of a culture of privatization in the communist aftermath. Although the increasing informal production of urban space has resulted in chaotic urban development and rejection of planning principles, it can’t be denied that the garages addressed contemporary societal problems.
A reduced threat of crime, coupled with new possibilities to rent out the garages, have moved people’s cars outside the garages again. As an inflation crisis and rural migration have increased urban impoverishment, the garages have provided infrastructure and space for the existential needs of the marginalized: in serving as commercial areas for selling vegetables, for workshops, for pharmacies and even beauty salons. Meanwhile many garages have been left abandoned without usage occupying a space for no use.