Direct Urbanism. The Role of Art and Artistic Strategies for Socially Engaged Urban Planning
Barbara Holub
21 March 2017, 12:30-14:30
EUPOCO Arenberg Kasteel

Barbara Holub

Artist, architect, researcher, based in Vienna. She founded transparadiso with Paul Rajakovics in 1999 as a transdisciplinary practice in between art, urbanism, architecture and theory. transparadiso has coined the term “direct urbanism”, which means involving artistic practices as new planning strategies for a socially oriented urban development.

In her artistic practice she develops performative settings and explores new formats for collaborative processes engaged in urban and societal issues.

Holub was external expert for direct urbanism at Social Design, visiting artist and visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2014-2016). She lectures at the Vienna University of Technology, where she also directed the research project “Planning Unplanned – May Art Have a Function? Towards a New Function of Art in Society” (2010-2013). transparadiso received the Schindler Grant, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2004), the Otto-Wagner-Award for Urban Planning (2007) and Barbara Holub was president of the Secession, Vienna (2006–2007). Currently transparadiso is working on the “Quartier Bienvenue”, a new urban quarter in Vienna and on a project for the cultural capital Valletta18.

Recent publications: Barbara Holub (hg.) Das Bienvenue: Ein Recht auf Raum für alle (2016), transparadiso (Barbara Holub/ Paul Rajakovics) Direct Urbanism, Verlag für moderne Kunst (2013); Barbara Holub/ Christine Hohenbüchler (eds.) Planning Unplanned–Can Art Have a Function? Towards a New Function of Art in Society, Verlag für moderne Kunst (2015).

Recent shows and projects include: Design of a square in Pottenhofen (2016), Vienna Biennial (Vienna / A, 2015); Operation Goldhaube, Salzburg Museum (A, 2015), Mujeres alcanzando la luz, Casa Museo del Banco Nacional (Panama, 2015), The First World Congress of the Missing Things (Baltimore / USA, 2014), Du Bakchich pour Lampedusa (Sousse / TN, 2014), Part of the Game, nGbK (Berlin / GER, 2014).

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