Exhibition, 23 November 2018, 19:00 Vernissage. 24 November 2018 – 5 May 2019 | SAM Basel.
In Switzerland, the concept of density has noticeably negative connotations. In Swiss political debates on urban development and land-use planning, density is often used as a discursive weapon, conjuring up terrible visions of «built up» cities and horrific scenarios with high-rise buildings «overrunning» the evolved city centres. The exhibition will tackle this image and demonstrate what density actually means, namely sensible utilisation of buildable territory.
The chair Architecture of Territory participates with a series of silkscreen drawings produced in the framework of the thesis elective Projects on Territory, which critically address various histories of Swiss urban and territorial planning.
Contemporary City Institute, Architecture of Territory, Prof. Milica Topalović
Contact: Metaxia Markaki