The Platform for Urban Investigation is an open environment collaboration involving architects, choreographers, dancers, designers, artists, educators, curators and all other cultural producers. It's aim is to stimulate fresh ways of looking at urban living and discover alternative solutions for cultural development. The platform takes up residence in cities around the world for four weeks at a time working with locally and remotely connected participants and produces new cross-disciplinary output.
Artist Allard van Hoorn organized the second Platform for Urban Investigation at Island6 Arts Center from February 26 - April 1 2007. The Platform for Urban Investigation Shanghai II researched Shanghai's urban landscape as an environment for reinterpretation of form and movement in the city.
In total a group of 33 cultural producers and 40 children from different schools participated in this creative environment that aims to create new ways of looking and seeing the urban environment and our cultural development. The program that lasted a month resulted in many workshops, sculptures, installations, international contacts and much more. Collaborative works were sent around the globe and back and all resulted in an exhibition at Island6 Arts Center.
Riccardo Arena Visual Artist - Laura Belém Visual Artist - Jeb Beresford Architect - Jean Sebastien Bourdages Architect - Ruben Dario Kleimeer Photographer - Thomas Charveriat Visual Artist - Robert Davis Teacher - Damiano Fossati Architect - Maria das Dores Berthommé Visual Artist - Vanessa Fernández Guasch Visual Artist - Frédéric Froument Photographer - Laurence Gillet Dancer and Choreographer - Giel Groothuis Architect -
Gosia Grubba Producer and Art Director -
Allard van Hoorn Visual Artist -
Sophie Houlou Urban Planner -
Jiang Jun Editor-in-Chief Urban China Magazine -
Christian Leibenger Architect -
Hou Liang Architect -
Mati Mani MoCA Shanghai -
Yan Mengfei Architect / Tongji University -
Andrea Neidhoefer Education Officer MoCA Shanghai -
Viktor Oldiges Architect -
Guillaume Ségur Visual Artist -
Stefano Tedesco Sound Artist -
Mimi Tong Visual Artist -
Ruslán Torres Visual Artist -
Alexandra Verhaest Visual Artist -
Judith Vorwerk Teacher of Architecture -
Qi Shaoli Architect / Tongji University -
Boris Svartzman Photographer -
He Xin Architect / Tongji University -
Ying Yueting Architect / Tongji University
See Platform for Urban Investigation Shanghai II for full documentation.