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Matteo Pasquinelli on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:19:39 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Landreform: The Artist and Urban Development, Berlin, 13 December


Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum presents:

Consistory  Talk I : The Artist and Urban Development

Pelin Tan, Istanbul
Andrej Holm, Berlin
Matteo Pasquinelli, Amsterdam

Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7 PM

Place:  Neue Grünstraße 20, 5th floor, conference room
Due to limited space, seats will go first come first serve. We ask  
that you arrive on time.

The land of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is in a state urban  
transformation. Plans for development are on the horizon. Both  
municipal authorities and private investors have been drawing up  
ideas for this wasteland, which was once the boundary between East  
and West Berlin. At our headquarters, we will host a discussion,  
which looks at the subversive roles artists can play in urban  
development, with a focus on site-specific strategies. The talk will  
be led by 3 experts in their field, Pelin Tan, Andrej Holm, and  
Matteo Pasquinelli. Stepping beyond a discussion purely on urban  
theory, the talk is intended to develop strategies for artistic  
practices in areas of urban renewal which are both critical and self- 
cognizant. The talk will look at actual approaches to art making as  
well as the residual affects of being an active artist-participant in  
this landscape.

Andrej Holm is a social scientist based in Berlin. He works for the  
Department of Human Geography at the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/ 
Main, teaches at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin and Leuphana  
Universität , Lüneburg.  His research focuses primarily on urban  
regeneration, gentrification and  international housing policies.  
Since the 1990s, Holm has been active in diverse grassroots movements  
and tenants' organizations in Berlin  
(gentrificationblog.wordpress.org). His recent publications include:   
Die Restrukturierung des Raumes. Machtverhältnisse in der  
Stadterneuerung der 90er Jahre in Ostberlin (2006); Urban Renewal and  
the End of Social Housing. The Roll Out of Neoliberalism in East  
Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg, in: Social Justice, Vol. 33, No. 3, (2006);  
Kunst. Produkt. Gentrification, (zusammen mit Matthias Bernt), in:  
Dillemuth, Stephan; Strau, Josef; Wieder, Axel John (Hg.): Jetzt und  
10 Jahre davor. Zu den Verhältnissen von Kulturproduktion und  
Stadtentwicklung (Katalog Kunstwerke Berlin 2005).

Matteo Pasquinelli is a writer, curator and researcher at Queen Mary  
University of London. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of  
the Commons (2008) and edited the collection Media Activism (2002)  
and C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader (2007). Since 2000 he has  
been the moderator of the Rekombinant mailing list. In 2008 he co- 
organized the series of seminars The Art of Rent at Queen Mary  
University of London. He lives in Amsterdam. Contact:  

Pelin Tan is a sociologist and art historian based in Istanbul. She  
is a Phd candidate and research assistant at the Institute of Social  
Sciences, Architecture faculty, Istanbul Technical University. She is  
also the co-editor of Muhtelif contemporary art magazine, guest  
editor of the contemporary art spatial issue of the Journal of Re- 
Thinking Marxism, co-editor and curator of Public Turn in  
Contemporary Art, santralistanbul, Bilgi Univ.2007, and a visiting  
guest professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg with  
a focus on architecture and urban research. Tan has published diverse  
articles in books and catalogues about spatial politics and their  
relation to contemporary art practices.

* LANDREFORM has received the generous support from Kunstfonds, Bonn.

21.Dec. 2008 3 p.m.
Mattthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Harry Sachs

Daniel Seiple, Fontäne
Markus Lohmann, Shiny Holes

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum

Neue Grünstr. 20
10179 Berlin
Email. mail {AT} skulpturenpark.org
Web. www.skulpturenpark.org

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