Friday May 13, 8.00 pm: Bookpresentations and talk by Sabrina Lindemann / Mobiel Projectbureau OpTrek and Iris Schutten / Hans Venhuizen, Andre Dekker / Observatorium.
Bookpresentation by Sabrina Lindemann:
OpTrek in Transvaal. On the Role of Public Art in Urban Development. Interventions and ResearchThe artist organisation, Mobiel Projectbureau OpTrek, an
initiative of Sabrina Lindemann and Annechien Meier, has been studying
the drastic restructuring scheme that will continue to grip the
multi-ethnic district Transvaal in The Hague until 2014. This operation
involves the demolition of some three thousand dwellings, to make way
for 1,600 new homes, most of them in a higher price class. OpTrek
invited artists to study these changes and to make them visible for a
wider audience, as well as to explore the underlying political policies.
In this publication an overview of art projects, interviews, debates,
interventions and research between 2002-2009 is presented.
Authors/Texts: Veronica Hekking, Sabrina Lindemann, Annechien Meier [eds], Sandra Spijkerman, Elke Krasny, Saskia Monshouwer, Leeke Reinders and Ton van de Pennen.
Graphic design: Harmine Louwé.
PrintRoom is a new space in Rotterdam dedicated to artists' publications, small press and self publishing projects by artists and designers.