“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’.
After the ‘What can we learn from China?‘-lecture at ZeZeZe Architecture Gallery, Tel Aviv, February 29, 2008, we briefly met with Els Verbakel. Along with Rafi Segal, Els Verbakel edited the March 2008 issue of Architectural Design, entitled ‘Cities of Dispersal‘. Questioning the traditional boundaries between cities, suburbs, countryside and wilderness, Cities of Dispersal explores emergent types of public space in low-density environments. While functionally and programmatically, dispersed settlements operate as a form of urbanism, the place of collective spaces within them has yet to be defined and articulated.
On Wednesday February 27, 2008 we concluded the second phase of the “What can we learn from China?“-workshop, held at the Architecture Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The initial four groups of students were merged in two groups: Central Business District & Housing and Cultural and Creative Industries Clusters & Landscape Operations.
On Monday February 25, 2008 we concluded the first phase of the ‘What can we learn from China?‘-workshop. Four groups of students were each investigating and researching the mechanism behind one urban operation: Central Business District, Cultural and Creative Industries Clusters, Housing and Landscape.