In 2007 UN warned us, that 50 percent of the worlds population already lived in cities and that this proportion would increase to 70 percent by 2050. The 2020 exhibition of AMO/Rem Koolhaas in the Guggenheim NY questioned the inevitability of Total Urbanization trying to rediscover the countryside as a place to resettle and “to reanimate it with new imagination.”
The electives Countryside I and Countryside II opened opportunities to study the content of the above mentioned exhibition and to develop additional readings and interpretations of “countryside” starting from individual perspectives of participants.
Countryside III will look into the concept of “The Natural House”.
Tools: text, image, film, etc.
References: “Countryside, a report” – AMO/Rem Koolhaas (Guggenheim/Taschen)
- Trainer/in HSA: Kalvelage, Johannes