The resulting projects can be temporary or long-term designs and strategies. These projects combine different scales and are characterized by their strong connection with the spatial, cultural, social and economical context of where they occur.
For David Dooghe the city is organic. Questioning the city and understanding its working principles is the path to a sustainable project.
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P31_The New City Gates / P3o_Island Nijmegen-Lent / P29_World Port Days / P28_Water Garden / P27_the International Perspectives / P26_Economics of Beauty / P25_the Vibrant City / P24_CityGallery Cool / P23_Defining the Metropolis / P22_House DDR'dam / P21_Soundpiece @ Schouwburgplein / P2o_between Space and Place / P19_the top is within reach / P18_Transformation as Inspiration / P17_the Art of an Urban Culture / P16_Youth and the City / P15_IFF@R'dam / P14_We love to build / P13_the Rotterdam urban theatre / P12_Caribbean Summer @Afrikaanderwijk / P11_Festivalscity_Rotterdam / P1o_TimeLine R'dam / Po9_Moving East / Po8_Keep it, Green it, Live in it! / Po7_Morpho-Logic / Po6_Luik, Liege,Luttich / Po5_House FDU'sel / Po4_Shelter / Po3_New Alliances / Po2_Tria / Po1_Loft for Rent
Huub Juurlinck, instructor at the workshop of this competition, wrote about the competition: “A symbiosis between urban and rural areas, between mankind and nature can end the defensive and infinitive battle between city and landscape.
The perception to establish the rules, under which landscape can be urbanized, can result in a much more offensive approach from nature. The statement ‚think global but act local‘ is here in its place.
Of course, the programmatic condition and location of each area is different. But the approach could be the same: how can a symbiosis between industrialization, urbanization and nature be established, in other words between the economical and environmental needs of mankind in this area. To establish new ideas which are based on the local environmental and economical situation for that could be the real task in this area.”
For this exhibition David Dooghe created a space in the exhibition space. The space had the dimensions of a single room of the bunker. The walls of the space were made of linen, and were used as a canvas for the drawings of the project. On the outside, the context and the concept were illustrated. Inside, the designs for the different bunkers were presented, together with a model.
By using linen for the walls and arranging the light to shine on the outside walls of the space, the spectators, looking at the drawings on the outside, created shadows for the spectators inside the space, a reference to the concept of the project: to the allegory of the cave, written by Plato.