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