Lisbon | view from 2 hills

Lisbon is build on 7 hills. Brussels, Rome, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Istanbul and Amman share the same topographic characteristic, they are capital cities said to be build on 7 hills. In 2005, in pre-MovingCities-times, I started mixing these cities together in theory and presented in the context of the UIA2005-congress (Istanbul) the 7-project as a visual interpretation of cities built on the apocalyptic topography of seven hills. All equal in topography, all resembling and differing from the other. 7 is a mythical-critical interpretation of the image of these cities, broadens, resurrects and focuses on the accidental encounter between apocalypse, hill and metropolis.

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Venice 2008 | The Mexican Pavilion

Living in Here | Mexican Pavilion 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale

“Living in Here” is the general theme of the Mexican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 11th International Architecture Exhibition. The exhibition presents a collective proposal for affordable housing in Mexico City. Curated by Javier Sánchez, the exhibition is split up in two parts, at the one hand there are the interviews with architects, developers, housing authorities, academics, members of architectural associations, community leaders, as well as inhabitants from affordable housing projects, while on the other hand 10 groups of young architects were invited to propose ideas for affordable projects inside the city.

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Venice 2008 | The Israeli Pavilion

Additions: Architecture along a Continuum | Israeli Pavilion 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale

“Additions: Architecture along a Continuum” is the name of the exhibition in the Israeli pavilion at the Venice Biennale 11th International Architecture Exhibition, opening September 14, 2008. Amongst others, Jonathan Rokem and Alma Tsur, Yonatan Cohen and Dan Handel, whom movingcities worked with during the ‘What can we learn from China?’-workshop, at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, February 2008. Dan Handel and Yonatan Cohen invited movingcities on behalf of the City/State Unit – Bezalel Academy for Art and Design to conduct the workshop. Both of them were selected to work out their ideas on the future of Tel Aviv as part of the Israeli Pavilion and present a project called ‘Affordable City’.

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Lisbon | urban snapshots

Driving from the center of Lisbon to the 1998 Lisbon World Expo Site, cruising through a peri-urban area, then along the river Tagus to end up in the heart of the Expo site. The World’s Fair was held in Lisbon from May 22 to September 30, 1998. The theme of the fair was “The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future,” chosen in part to commemorate 500 years of Portuguese discoveries. Built from scratch on an 50 hectares site, ten years later this area is a bustling part, slightly on the edge of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

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