The exhibition open until June 25 at Architekturzentrum in Vienna offers an overview of the movement through 19 international case studies by curator Elke Krasny in different cities around the world: Chicago, Leipzig, Vienna, Bremen, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Porto Alegre, Havana and Quito.
The exhibition looks at citizens? re-appropriation of land in urban spaces, stories of social cohesion and independent organisations that have overcome crisis situations with grassroots solutions.
These small projects have in some cases brought about great change. Situations which force people to reconsider the role of the architect, social responsibility, use of resources, infrastructure policy and urban planning regulations.
Title: Hands-On Urbanism 1850 – 2012, The Right to Green
Curator: Elke Krasny
Dates: 15/03/2012 - 25/06/2012
Location: Vienna, Austria
Illustrations: courtesy of Az W (Architekturzentrum Wien)
01. What will the Harvest be? Somewhere (artist collective), Abbey Gardens in London © Elke Krasny
02. Ma Shi Po Village, New Territories in Hong Kong © Shu-Mei Huang
03. Settlement Rosenhügel in Vienna © Archiv der :ah! Siedlung Rosenhügel
04. Schrebergarten (allotment garden) in Leipzig © Archiv Deutsches Kleingärtnermuseum in Leipzig e.V., Deutschland
05. "Future on the Schmelz“, allotment gardens in Vienna © Una Steiner
06. The Cook, the Farmer, his Wife and their Neighbor © Wilde Westen, Marjetica Potrc
07. Liz Christy, Community Garden, New York © Donald Loggins
08. Organopónicos Populares (Urban Community Gardens) in Cienfuegos, Kuba © Bohn&Viljoen Architects
09. Waste utilisation plant, Centro do Triagem da Vila Pinto, Brazil © Fernando Freitas Fuão
10. Princess Garden, a mobile urban farm in Berlin © Elke Krasny
11. e 12. The Exhibition "Hands-On Urbanism 1850 - 2012. The Right to Green" © Pez Hejduk