Architecture has long been used as an instrument to divide, to distance, to exclude, to separate, to segregate. But architecture can also be a means to unite, to include, to gather, to care, to listen, to acknowledge, to celebrate. In this we must continue to ask who “we” is, but we must also recognize that “we” already is and always has been here. The question, then, is perhaps where “here” actually is.

Where is Here? is a collaboration between Het Nieuwe Instituut and e-flux Architecture following Who is We?, the Dutch pavilion at 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Leonoor Zuiderveen Borgesius
Located roughly thirty kilometers east from Amsterdam, the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve stretches out over about 5,600 hectares, about 3,000...
Miguel Heilbron
In the 1970s, my parents were not allowed to live in the Van der Pekstraat in Amsterdam-North. Not around the corner in the Meeuwenlaan either....
With its iconic archipelago of polders, clear-cut boundaries between rural and urban, straightened or purposely bent waterways, and highly...
Introduction: Earth and the City About three years ago, I started a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of...
Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Francien van Westrenen
Where is Here? is a collaboration between Het Nieuwe Instituut and e-flux Architecture following Who is We? , the Dutch pavilion at the 2021...
Category
Architecture, Nature & Ecology, Urbanism, Posthumanism
Subject
Decolonization, Multiculturalism, Animals, Landscape, Human - Nonhuman Relations

Where is Here? is a collaboration between Het Nieuwe Instituut and e-flux Architecture following Who is We?, the Dutch pavilion at 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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