Exhibition | Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green


  • University of Maryland School of Architecture, Building 145 College Park, MD 20742 United States

Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green

Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green explores urban gardening through the lens of specific historic constellations, dyncamics of migration, and the politics of space. Curated by cultural theorist and urban researcher Elke Krasny, the exhibition critically unveils a multifaceted history of citizen-led acts leading to collective community ambition, counteracting urban crisis, austerity, and economic pressures. Taking root from below, these self-organized and self-help practices, often in alliance with architects or artists, are dynamic and inspiring agencies of urban change. The fate of the empty lot starts with a seed.

Curated by Elke Krasny. Graphic Design by Alexander Schuh.

Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green was first shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna (Architekturzentrum Wien) and then at the 2012 Venice Biennale for Architecture.

When: The Exhibition will be open from January 26 - May 15, 2015 (closed the week of March 15th) | Mon - Thu: 9 am - 9 pm | Fri: 9 am - 4 pm | On the weekend by request.
Where: Kibel Gallery in the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation | University of Maryland | College Park, MD 20742
Tickets: FREE | no registration required

Please note: A lecture with curator Elke Krasny will take place on Wednesday, February 25 at 5 pm. See details here