6th FOTOFESTIVAL MANNHEIM-LUDWIGSHAFEN-HEIDELBERG
[7P] –  PLACES  PRECARIOUS FIELDS
[7.3] URBANISM & REAL ESTATE
The Urbanism & Real Estate topic deals with various developments undergone by urban structures today. With breathtakingly fast upheavals, for example, such as the total redevelopment of Beijing, which, laid out to plan, is causing extensive sweeps of a traditional single-storey city to shoot straight into the sky. With real estate developments which less fulfil the basic, structuring, ordering meaning of “house” than are both capital investment and symbol of power, and many people who have put their faith in them are plunging into the abyss because, suddenly, they have only worthless paper in their hands. With architecture as weapon, as strategy, as politics, which like the vanguards in war-making are set up here and there, built so that other developments are halted, so that potential opponents are weakened.
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