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Land For Us All

Sealed soil: parking lots instead of farmland © ÖHV

Date and time

19/11/20203/05/2021

The earth's surface is a finite resource, and soil is our most precious commodity. Careless or capital-driven treatment of this resource has massively changed the shape and function of our towns and villages in recent decades. In view of the threat of a climate catastrophe and rising housing prices, the question arises as to whether the current path, with maximum compromises and minimum adaptation, is still sustainable. An extensive and couragous land policy is called for, where is it?

The progressive urban sprawl of the countryside has been the subject of discussion for decades. Meanwhile, everybody in Austria could be housed in the single-family homes that already exist 1), although yet more land is still being approved for building on, new shopping centres are going up on greenfield sites and whole chalet villages in the Alps. Weak or unenforced spatial planning regulations, a partly misguided tax law and subsidy system, and a despondent policy perpetuate the status quo instead of developing a vision for the future.

The exhibition explains the political, legal and economic background clearly and vividly, critically and sometimes inadvertantly absurdly. Case studies and explanations of the relevant terminology bring light into the thicket of responsible agents involved. International comparisons illustrate strengths and weaknesses, international examples of best practice show alternative approaches. We are all being called upon to think and act along new lines — and this exhibition is preparing the way.

 

Curators: Karoline Mayer & Katharina Ritter, Az W
Assistance: Lisa Gallian, Christina Kirchmair

 

1) With an average of 4.16 people per house (8,837,707 inhabitants in 2,123,597 detached and semi-detached houses). Source: Statistik Austria, status 2018

LOCATION

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

azw.at

+43 1 522 31 15

office@azw.at

Architekturzentrum Wien

The Az W shows, discusses and investigates how architecture and urban development shape our daily life. Its program encompasses international themed exhibitions, a permanent exhibition of Austrian architecture, and a total of over 500 events each year including lectures, city excursions, film screenings, and hands-on formats.

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