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Angelika Fitz

Collaborative City – Collaborative Research

Stagnation in climate policy, vacant properties in the post-industrial city, privatization of public spaces and displacement of socially vulnerable people from the city: Increasing numbers of citizens no longer intend to wait and are taking their future into their own hands. They are repurposing abandoned buildings, trying out resource-saving ways of life, demanding their right to the city and they are doing it collaboratively. In their projects they question the relation between value, private profit and public good while intertwining hands-on approaches and artistic research. How will these initiatives change both the practice of urban planning and the methods of curating the urban? The lecture elaborates city making and curating as collaborative artistic research.

Angelika Fitz
 is a cultural theorist, curator and author in the fields of architecture, art and urbanism, running her own office in Vienna since 1998. She has been curating projects for international museums, cultural institutions and universities. From 1998 onwards she has realised several projects in South-Asia. 2003 and 2005 she curated the Austrian Contribution to the International Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo. Her recent curatorial projects include „Realstadt. Wishes Knocking on Reality’s Doors“, “Arbeitende Orte/Working Spaces” and „Generation City“. Currently she works on the international project series „We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City“ and „Weltstadt – Who creates the city?“ She teaches internationally. She is Guest Professor at the future.lab of the Technical University Vienna, before she was Guest Professor at Da-Yeh University in Taiwan. She is editor and co-author of several publications and has contributed to various journals.
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