“In a double sense, we need to haunt the streets of the city in order to preserve and protect and reinvent them. In order to make them accountable to those who inhabit them rather than those who seek to monetize them, we need both to frequent them as familiar places and, like spectres, to disturb them and make them seem unfamiliar. If they are to remain our homes – the word ‘haunt’, incidentally, is related to the Old English hām, meaning ‘home’ – the streets need to be rendered unhomely.” [Matthew Beaumont, The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City, Verso, 2020]. Find all invitations and instructions here.
TEACHING ART SCHOOL
As in previous years we taught a semester at the Master of Fine Arts spatial practice program at the HKU. In a concluding radioshow at Utrecht’s stranded.fm some of the students publicly reflected on the course. Listen here.
We were very happy to be teaching another semester at the Master of Fine Arts spatial practice program at the HKU.
Nikos joined forces with the KABK Lectorate Design for an evening of Dark Wandering.
Our Nightwalker sessions in Werkspoorkwartier Utrecht transformed into Remote Walking Sessions.
was the year of our metaphorical themepark Unmaking the Netherlands, based on three thematic pillars; Play, Walking culture and Urban cannibalism. It consisted of an exhibition, a series of events, hosting residencies, and the dedicated website unmakingthenetherlands.nl. On the Day of Architecture we premiered the Werkspoor Koren Opera.