How can we describe the current development of our cities? Which urban concepts of the 20th century are still applicable to our situation today? This exhibition in the Pinakothek der Moderne at the Architekturmuseum in Munich presents the current phenomena of urban development. The spectrum reaches from the historical garden city at the beginning of the 20th century to the concepts of urban landscapes in the early post-war period and those of today, from the "new towns" of the 1960s to the current creation of new cities in China and the United Arab Emirates.
Original plans and models present historical concepts of the city while artistic photographs show current changes in urban spaces. In the exhibition, the publication, in discussions and in a series of films, which is shown in collaboration with the Film Museum of Munich, town planers, architects, artists and scientists address issues concerned with the city of today in its multiple forms.
Project manager: Winfried Nerdinger
Artistic director: Sophie Wolfrum
Curator: Susanne Schaubeck
Participants / artists: Markus Lanz, Urs Schönebaum, Architekturmuseum at the TU München, Chair for Urban Development and Regional Planning, TU München, Filmmuseum Munich
Schedule and venue:
4 December 2008 - 1 March 2009 Architekturmuseum at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, Munich
15 July 2009 - 15 November 2009 Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
Architekturmuseum Technische Universität München