De stad in Spraakmakers: fotografen tonen Aziatische steden

De stad in Spraakmakers: fotografen tonen Aziatische steden

Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma Spraakmakers op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Deze week: steden in oost-Azië. Grote steden in China, zoals Shanghai of Hong Kong zijn zó volgebouwd dat er nauwelijks openbare ruimte meer over is. Daartegenover staat Pyongyang in Noord-Korea, waar de straten en pleinen juist heel groot en heel leeg zijn. Deze tegenstelling is mooi te zien in twee exposities die momenteel te zien zijn in Nederland.

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TRACY•TV #39 – Eddo Hartmann shows us the secretive North-Korea

TRACY•TV #39 – Eddo Hartmann shows us the secretive North-Korea

North-Korea is one of the most secretive places in the world. Photographer Eddo Hartmann gives us an insight in the architecture and living world of the people of Pyongyang, which both are under strict rules and regulations. Dutch journalist Tracy Metz visited together with him his exhibition ‘Setting the Stage’ in Huis Marseille and interviewed him about his work.

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TRACY•TV #38 – Michael Wolf – Life in Asian megacities

TRACY•TV #38 – Michael Wolf – Life in Asian megacities

Life in cities is the theme of the work of the German philosopher Michael Wolf. He photographs how people live in anonymous massive cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong. He now has an exhibition in the Fotomuseum of The Hague. Dutch journalist Tracy Metz visited together with Wolf the exhibition and interviewed him on the works ‘Architecture of Density’, ‘Bastard Chairs’ and ‘The Real Toy Story’.

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TRACY•TV #37 – Bruno Doedens shows a different Dutch landscape

TRACY•TV #37 – Bruno Doedens shows a different Dutch landscape

This week I show you three design and architecture projects. I took a look behind the scenes at the winter studio of Sarah van Sonsbeeck. She designs ‘mental architecture’ and asked students of the Academy of Architecture to design silence for the city of Amsterdam. The Window Show displays art in the shop windows of the Haarlermmerstraat. And I was at the yearly presentation of landscape artist Bruno Doedens where he showed a preview of his new work.

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