Text/authors: BAVO, Jeroen Boomgaard, Gerard Drosterij, Renée Kool, Stan Majoor, Chantal Mouffe, Orgacom, Paul Toornend, Daniël van der Velden, Barbara Visser, Marina de Vries, Henk de Vroom, Roemer van Toorn, Joost Zonneveld   ..  Editors: Jeroen Boomgaard
isbn: 978-90-78088-18-9   ..  € 19,90  .. buy book


. a discussion of the role that art can play within the public space, with theoretical reflection, analysis and practical examples
. asks broader questions that zoom in on the relationship between urban planning, art and the design of public space

Winner of The Best Dutch Book Designs 2008 more

The debate about the potential strength of art in public space has long been raging. There are many examples of art that intervenes in an exciting way, lending or channelling significance, but there are also countless unfortunate solutions with no appeal or meaning.

The Amsterdam Zuidas is an area where a new urban centre is to be created, with office space, residential property and many other facilities. The developmenmt has high ambitions, in which art also has an important role to play.
The approach of the Zuidas Virtual Museum is to aim for so-called ‘co-construction’, a process by which the creation of art projects is directly connected to the urban development and is not merely a later addition. more

Highrise - Common Ground critically reflects on a variety of aspects relating to art and the planned development of the Zuidas, closely scrutinising the Zuidas proposals. How do the ambitions of the urban planners develop in conjunction with the artistic approach? How do the art projects influence the experience and use of the public space? The book also features various practical and theoretical contributions from artists. Includes work by Orgacom, Barbara Visser, Renée Kool, Paul Toornend, Daniël van der Velden/Logo Parc. back
Highrise - Common Ground. Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas Area.
Design: Anette Tibud .. 384 blz .. 19 x 12 cm .. paperback .. English .. with Rietveld Academie / Researchgroup Art and Public Space