December 04, 2014, DAZ Berlin

Opening: The Urburb - Patterns of contemporary living

 
Photo: Exhibition The Urburb im DAZ © Schnepp · Renou

 

The Urburb - Patterns of contemporary living

Opening: 4.12.104 // 7 p.m. // DAZ
Exhibition: 5.12.2014 - 8.2.2015 //DAZ
Y-Table Talk: 22.01.15 // DAZ

“The Urburb” was Israel’s contribution to the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice and is from december 5th visiting the DAZ. With their neologism and installation, its curators present a phenomenon of Israeli urban planning: The Urburb oscillates between urban and suburban – a fragmented mosaic composed of early twentieth century garden city agrarian settlements, mid-century social housing, and the generic residential typologies of the past two decades. This hybrid manifests the conflicting demands of the modernist machine functioning in the “old-new land”: To create small egalitarian communities, while accommodating a large and diverse populace, to start afresh while simultaneously founding a new modernist tradition and to reconnect to the land through a top-down planning system that treats the surface as a sheet of clean paper. The Urburb asks if the city and if urbanity itself was ever an option for Israel`s urban design. The exhibition is curated by Ori Scialom, Dr. Roy Brand, Keren Yaela Golan and Associate Curator Edith Kofsky.

The vernissage will be on December 4th at 7 p.m. On the opening talks were held by Heiner Farwick (President BDA), Gunther Adler (State Secretary BMUB), the curators and Matthias Böttger (Creative Director of the DAZ). On January 22nd 2015 there will be a Y-table talk with the curators.

Due to technical difficulties the exhibition closes on February 7th at 7 p.m. not February 8th!.

The Urburb is supported by Bundesminsterium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) and the Israeli Embassy.

Article about the exhibition the Urburb by smow
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Photo: Exhibition The Urburb at DAZ © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: In sand milled plan on country level © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: In sand milled plan on neighbourhood level  © André Filipe Faria

Photo: In sand milled plan on city level  © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: In sand milled plan on neighbourhood level  © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: Opening © Schnepp · Renou

 

Photo: Opening © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: Opening © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: Opening © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: Opening © Schnepp · Renou

Photo: Associate Curator Edith Kofsky and the curators Keren Yaela Golan, Roy Brand and Ori Scialom at DAZ  © Schnepp · Renou