Fenced out

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Fenced out, digital prints on photographic paper

The loss of the utopian potential of architecture is contrasted by modules and collages of contemporary urban “non-sites” like temporary container villages, provisional compounds, and mobile constructions that either enclose or exclude. Fenced out focuses on present-day processes of urbanization –- processes determined by the logic of utility, flexibility, effectiveness, and mobility, as well as by the enclosure and privatization of city space. This work directs a view to the inconspicuous, marginal, as well as the everyday and spectacular forms of contemporary “metabolic” processes (for example, EURO 08 in Vienna) and poses questions as to the effect that these forms have on our urban experience.