One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
Author: Folke Köbberling, Martin Kaltwasser
with 171 col. and 101 b/w Images
Softcover with flaps
Dimensions: 16,5 x 24 cm
Euro 19.80 sFr 34.60
Date of publication: August 2006
|Dump or rich source – the "free materials" discovered on the street, on wasteland and on building site rubbish dumps and recycled by Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling
experience incredible metamorphoses. Pavilions, villages of huts and even whole houses are appearing over night. Since 2002 the artists have been using public space as their field of
experiment in projects on the use of (free) resources. In installations, exhibitions and most frequently, in actual interventions they question the conditions of urban life
determined by privatisation and economisation.
Through realised projects the book reveals simple ways of livening up and re-appropriating the " City as a Resource" and thus offers new components in an alternative to conventional
urban planning. Köbberling and Kaltwasser propose informal and self-organised structures rather than the usual methods emphasising control, security and as much marketing as
possible. Their approach demonstrates that often – with the help of their own clever building logistics – a huge impact may be made with a minimum of financing.