DEMO:POLIS Discussion – Architecture
These discussions offer an introduction to the DEMO:POLIS exhibition (12.3 – 29.5.2016), which explores and critiques the significance of public space in our civil society. After the sobering experience with the internet as a virtual public space, people are now returning to the real world of the streets to voice their concerns. Urban and rural public space has become a political flash point, and its organisation, design and use a question of negotiations for the future.
The first evening is dedicated to three different locations, benchmarks and realities: Anklam – Gelsenkirchen – Berlin. On 7.10, the second evening, the situation in New York, São Paulo and Havana is discussed by experts including Susan Chin, architect, and Susannah C. Drake, landscape architect, New York; Cristiane Muniz and Álvaro Puntoni, architects, São Paulo; Julio César Pérez Hernández, city planner, and Reinaldo de la C. Uriarte Mosquera, architect, Havana. Presented and chaired by Barbara Hoidn, architect, Berlin /Austin, Texas, USA. Discussion with Cordelia Polinna, Martin Rein-Cano, Peter Zlonicky, Presented and chaired by Barbara Hoidn.