Hoog Catherijne Assignment

101_0514This week is Mika week – workshops for four days to discuss the art-in-public-space assignment he and Henk have cooked up for us. Yesterday we had an first discussion of the project with Mika and us students, and an interesting overview of Expodium’s involvement with the Hoog Catherijne site in the past years. I know HC as a place of transit, now I know a lot more of its history. It is a  ’70’s monstruosity, back from the days that city planners thought in asphalt and concrete, and so ugly that it just may become interesting again.

Today I had a first tutorial with Mika,  then I walked to Hoog Catherijne to check out the part of HC Mika  proposes as a venue for our intervention-in-public-space. It is to be a non-material intervention, meaning that we’re not going to make things but do things.  Will post a few pics here that I made today.  We’re looking at the Jaarbeurs-exit of HC, the bus-stop area. I did not fall in love with it, not really….. It looks like the back of commercial beyond …

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