Wasteland Twinning Network hijacks the concept of ‘City Twinning’ and applies it to urban Wastelands in order to generate a network for parallel research and action.
By subverting the City Twinning concept that aims to parade a city’s more predictable cultural assets and shifting the focus to wastelands, new questions of value and function are raised. Wasteland Twinning aims to develop an understanding of the potential of these sites through transdisciplinary models of practice. Wasteland Twinning is led by independent artists and researchers, offering the potential for cultural comparison to take place on a local and international scale – going beyond the obvious to examine often invisible perspectives on power relations, land use, urban development and ecology. Through engaged and critical approaches, we hope to uncover some of the peculiarities and commonalities of the wasteland sites.
WASTE, SPORT and HABIT come together for The Fallow Games. Wasteland Twinning Network Berlin in collaboration with Gabrielle de Vietri host a day of urban sporting and appropriation of the city’s wastelands on the Köpi-Brache. Conducted parallel to Wasteland Rounders on The Island Wasteland, Nottingham.
Culture between Public and Digital Spheres Reclaiming public space is one of the linking elements of all citizens? movements in the recent past ? on the streets from Cairo and Tunisia to Occupy in New York, Madrid and Tel Aviv. At the same time they are characterised by the use of digital media.