In the framework of the exhibition “Post-it City. Occasional Urbanities” the CCCB – Centre de Cultura ContemporÃ nia de Barcelona presents SMAQ’s project “Call me now!” that explores alternatives uses of the mobile phone and its consequences in the capitals Brazzaville and Kinshasa in the Republic and the D.R. Congo.
Post-it City looks at different overlapping uses of urban territory, focusing on the viewpoints offered by architecture, town planning and the visual arts. It seeks to explore the phenomenon by means of the ephemeral cities that infect the everyday city with uncoded, temporary, anonymous uses, with an implicitly critical approach. The exhibition explores the many differing variations of the phenomenon as a basis for documentation and reflection: an industrial estate that becomes an illegal race circuit at weekends, the use of the building-site city for the adventures of explorer nerds, variants of the squatter phenomenon, the use of different wastelands for occasional meetings (nomad camp, rave), the conversion of a daytime campus into an night-time area of sexual transactions, etc. This project brings together a series of parameters that provide particularly interesting themes for contemporary culture: the need to create available spaces, the versatility of the recycling concept, the emergence of new forms of subjectivity, etc.
The Post-it City exhibition includes work by Teddy Cruz (Estudio Cruz), Armin Linke, Map Office, Bas Princen, SMAQ (Sabine MÃ¼ller and Andreas Quednau) and others curated by MartÃ Peran, Filippo Poli, Giovanni La Varra, and Federico Zanfi.
Centre de Cultura ContemporÃ nia de Barcelona
Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Opening: Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 19:00
March 13 to May 25, 2008
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-20:00, Thursday 11:00-22:00
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CCCB – Centre de Cultura ContemporÃ nia de Barcelona