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Urbanism – who has rights to the city?
February 20, 2011, 3:52 am
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This symposium at the University of Sydney looks fascinating.

Architecture and design students will be building an urban farm, and there will be an exhibition to go with the symposium:

DIY Urbanism: Call for Projects

As part of the exhibition and symposium The Right to the City, we will be presenting a collection of realised and unrealised work that challenges the spatial politics of the City, namely Sydney, and use a bottom-up-approach to transforming urban spaces. We are looking for artists, activists, planners and architects who are involved in “remaking” the city in more socially connected and sustainable ways, who use a do-it-yourself (or design-it-yourself) approach.

The work may have already been created or be just an initial idea. What we need are images and project information that can be collected online and exhibited at the Tin Sheds Gallery in April 2011.

The project will present an overview of the current urban condition – the concerns and issues that are bubbling away under the surface, and distinct from large-scale, commercial and spectacle-driven urban developments.

We particularly encourage ideas that challenge the hegemony of many of the developments under construction, and open up the process of urban design.
Projects may include micro-architectures, performative urban interventions, temporary installations and strategic design.

We would like the ideas to specifically address Sydney, although the call is open worldwide.
The project DIY Urbanism is in association with the Exhibition and Symposium The Right to the City curated by Zanny Begg and Lee Stickells.

For more information please contact DIY Urbanism curator Joni Taylor.

DIY Urbanism: Submitting your Idea

Image Requirements:
Up to 10 images

Project Information:
Project Title:
Team / Anonymous:
Project Description (up to 200 words):
Reasonings (up to 200 words):


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