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Christine Schöffler | Peter Blakeney

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WHY ROTTERDAM IS INNBETWEEN

The WHY in Rotterdam exists innbetween the consensus reality or factual history and it's hidden legends and imagined utopias. These background documents were the blueprints for various communication tools used to convey concepts and possible urban interventions to the "official" authors of the city...

 

 
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HITCHHIKER

Illustrations and sketches of diverse international buildings and monuments made (for the most part) during travels hitchhiking. Exhibition in Café Weidinger, Vienna.

 

 
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POORT PARAPHERNALIA

Various communication media – posters, flyers, buttons, and the like – for publicity of the history, activities, and threatened future of the Poortgebouw in Rotterdam.

 

 
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GESCHMACKSRÄTIN

Two (im-)possible scenarios for a farmhouse in Burgenland if there wasn't the “Geschmacksrätin” to control the “good taste”. Sketch and photo collages about the future of a family house in Burgenland, Austria.

 

 
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DETLEF

Collage, composition, photography in cooperation with Ernst Herold, published in iD magazine, UK.


 
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HAKOTSUKURI

Proposal for a community center in the town of Momonokidai, Hakotsukuri, at the time just a surreal landscape of finished streets without any actual buildings. Autonomous pods scattered across the city, seed-temples of the individual, form an information infrastructure to interfect submissive conformity and cultural homogeneity.


 
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50 WORM – MAASLOSER REICHTUM

Validate the new currency of imagination! Download your 50 WORM and exercise your new-found purchasing power... but remember to share... Print intervention: 125 000 WORM were injected into the market of the Manhattan on the Maas (Rotterdam).

 

 
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INCOMPLETE VIENNA

Digital illustrations and collages for a Vienna gothic bedtime story. A paranoid sense that there is dark hidden side of the city behind the heavy neoclassical facades. Lost in the "City of Dreams".




 
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OSAKA BELLYBUTTON

Competition proposal for a bellybutton in Osaka informed by the repeated destruction of the Tennoji Bridge, fabled for being a historically crucial crossing point of the Yodo River to Osakajo castle.