urban matters



Michelle Lai
2016 > ongoing

Casa Rio Lab

Casa Rio Lab
Buenos Aires / Argentina
1991 > ongoing

Metro Cable Project

Urban-Think Tank
San Agustin- Caracas / Venezuela
2003 > ongoing (built: 2007- 2010)


Oliver Schuette, Marije van Lidth de Jeude
San José/ Costa Rica
2002 > ongoing

projects by categories

biennale, individuals, institutions, organisations,

projects by contexts

architecture, art, art in the region, collaboration, community building, community development, de-industrialization, dying town centers, ecology, empty ground floor areas, engagement in poor neighborhood, growing, growing shopping malls, housing for refugees, land use, NGO, participation, reconsidering historical heritage, regeneration of historical areas, self-initiated, shrinking, socially engaged, UNESCO world heritage, urban development, urban reserve, urban think tank,

projects by issues

cimmunity development, civic engagement, collaboration, commissioning, commons, community, community development, cultural policy, design, education, empower, empowerment, environment, failure, heritage, public art, public space, regeneration, regional development, regional issues, socio-political engagement, utopia, visions for a new neighborhood,

projects by tools

art as tool for conversation, game, game for production of desires, project space,

projects by strategies

anticipatory fiction, artistic strategies, collective participation, communication, conflict as productive force, dialog and polylog, direct urbanism, expanding the context, placemaking, production of desires, questioning the brief, research, research through practice, rural practitioner, seminars, shifting roles, shifting the context, temporaray support structures, texts, unlearning, urban curating, urban laboratory, urban practitioner, workshops,