March 14, 2011

The Right to The City—University of Sydney an exhibition, symposium and publishing project

University of Sydney
The Right to The City

In thinking through those connections, The Right to the City takes as its starting point David Harvey’s influential article, of the same name, that redefined urban existence as a contested part of modern democracy: “The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.” Given the perilous environmental predicament we find ourselves in, coupled with our intensifying urbanisation, many artists, activists, planners and architects are seeking ways to “remake” the city in more socially connected and sustainable ways.

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Exhibition: opens 6pm, April 7th and runs April 8–30th.
Tin Sheds Gallery
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney
148 City Road, Sydney

Participating artists: Atelier d’architecture autogérée (Studio for Self-managed Architecture, Paris), Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (Australia), Milkcrate Urbanism (Australia), D.V. Rogers (NZ/Australia), Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia), Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley (UK), BaBaBa International (Australia), Temporary Services (USA), SquatSpace (Australia) and Tessa Rapaport and Karl Logge (Australia)

Curated by Lee Stickells and Zanny Begg. DIY Urbanism curated by Joni Taylor.

With thanks to NSW Ministry of Arts, Australia Council for the Arts and Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

Keynote Lecture: 6.30pm, April 8th, Rethinking Rights, Rethinking CitiesMargaret Crawford At the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning University of Sydney

Margaret Crawford will deliver a keynote lecture, bridging between the exhibition opening and the symposium. Margaret Crawford is Professor of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the evolution, uses and meanings of urban space. Her book, Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns, examines the rise and fall of professionally designed industrial environments. She edited The Car and the City: The Automobile, the Built Environment and Daily Urban Life and Everyday Urbanism, and has published numerous articles on shopping malls, public space, and other issues in the American built environment. Her recent book Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta was published in early 2006 and co-edited by Alan Berger.

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Symposium: 10am–6pm, April 9th, 2011, The Right to the City
At the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney

Speakers include: Mimi Zeiger, New York, Marjetica Potrč, Ljubljana, Ann Deslandes, Sydney, Kurt Iveson, University of Sydney, Sarah Barns, University of Technology, Sydney, Josh Harle, University of NSW, Cathy Smith, University of Queensland, Charles Walker, Auckland University of Technology, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Berlin/Sydney and atelier d’architecture autogérée, Paris.

Free food by BaBaBa International

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Edible Garden:

Tin Sheds Gallery, in conjunction with volunteers and architecture students from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are building a small edible garden as part of the exhibition.

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