Exhibition

WeOwnTheCity goes to Marseille
Overview
The 12th of November CITIES latest exhibition 'WeOwnTheCity' was a part of the In.FLOW.ence congress in Marseille - a congress focusing on the impact of the crises on urban governance.

Type of activity
Exhibition
Date of the activity


Location of the activity
Mediterranean Institute, CMCI, Marseille
Background
CITIES recently engaged in a research project named WeOwnTheCity where we examined the ways in which citizens are increasingly starting to take ownership over their cities. The research and analysis we did lead to an exhibition that maps the development of small-scale initiatives into new types of urban centers exploring the potential disconnect between local government, public policy and local urban initiators. The exhibition unfolds the innovative characteristics of emerging urban development initiatives in Amsterdam, connecting research with photography.

After having displayed WeOwnTheCity in both ARRCAM in Amsterdam and at the Committee of Regions in Brussels we were asked to take it further down south to Marseille in France. Here the exhibition was displayed at the Mediterranean Institute as a part of the In.FLOW.ence congress, which took place the 12th of November. The congress’ main focus was on the impact of the crises on urban governance. Displaying WeOwnTheCity during this specific conference, gave us the possibility to reach a target audience, working within planning and urban development. Thereby making them aware of the so-called bottom-up movement that is currently flourishing in cities across Europe.

WeOwnTheCity is made by CITIES in cooperation with two other Amsterdam based organizations, GUP and ARCAM. The exhibition is a part of the In.flow.ence research project, which is funded by the European Commission within its MED program. WeOwnTheCity has been made possible thanks to:

In.flow.ence
Eu MED Programme
Soluzioni Territoriali
Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit
CITIES
ARCAM
GUP Magazine
SfA
EPSON
ConsumerSpa

Colophone:

Francesca Miazzo
Producer and research
director/Producent and onderzoeks coordinator

Anna Hult
Co-curator

Chris Knox
Art Director/Vormgever

Peter Bas Mensink
Photographic curator/ Fotografie curator

Bob Knoester
Researcher/Onderzoeker

Marten van Wijk
Photographer/
Fotografie

Dana Dolghing,
Stephanie Erwin
& Marisa Turesky
Assistant researchers
and content editors/ Onderzoeksassistenten en redactie

Ties Wols &
Anke de Vrieze
Translators/Vertalers

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