June 18 – July 16, Fridays & Saturdays
15.00 – 19.00 hrs
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 131
Two artistic research projects by Frank Havermans and Edwin Zwakman.
Both artists imagine, each in their own distinctive way, an urban future in which the human habitat moves seaward.
URBAN FLEET MODELS
European countries and cities have dominated the world for centuries. It is an order that still dominates but is also under pressure. There are some scenarios, one of which is total destruction of our species. This is conceivable, yet I do not believe in this.
In my vision humanity will continue to develop in a different way, on a smaller scale, due to the urge to survive. The building behavior of humans, triggered by its radical form, is a thought that constantly feeds me and determines a large part of my global urban observations and research.
In the research phase I developed a number of models that indicate how a new ship typology can transform itself into an urban structure. Floating and moving remains an important aspect, permanently blocking light in the sea also damages the ecosystem.