Curating the City

New developments and renovation projects within our cities can sometimes fail to pay adequate attention to the social fabric, local culture, and heritage of the city. Even though capital and private property tend to dominate urban developments, it’s in fact the cultural and social norms and processes that make our cities vibrant, engaging places to live.

So what impact do urban transformations have on the residents of a city? How do these developments affect the shaping and experience of public spaces—the spaces that we all share?

Joined by artists, residents, and project developers, TAAK investigates the quality of life in the urban public sphere through projects such as Woensel West (in Eindhoven) and Social Capital (Amsterdam).