The exhibition Who Owns The Street? shows different ways of seeing the street – our public space. Who uses this public space? Who manages, controls and abuses it? Who is the owner and what responsibilities does this ownership entail? The Van Abbemuseum has invited four guests who each worked on a particular aspect of the use of public space. This has resulted in four contributions: public space as a place for protest (Crimson Architectural Historians), a classification of a hundred different streets (Bureau ZUS), the design of the public space in The Strip in Las Vegas (!Melk) and the project Refugee Republic about daily life in a refugee camp (the artist Jan Rothuizen, the multimedia journalist Martijn van Tol and the photographer Dirk Jan Visser, produced by Submarine Channel). All the contributions also refer to the legendary exhibition The Street which took place in the Van Abbemuseum in 1972.
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