Tracking The Street - Cancelled - The influential 1972 exhibition in retrospect

Installation view De Straat, 1972, Van Abbemuseum

Tracking The Street - Cancelled The influential 1972 exhibition in retrospect

19:00 - 20:30

Lecture series Who Owns The Street?

Please note: Due to illness this discussion evening has been CANCELLED.

The exhibition The Street which took place in the Van Abbemuseum in 1972 still raises questions for ideas and discussions today. As the accompanying publication and the material in the archives of the exhibition show, The Street provided a comprehensive insight in the role and significance of public space. The project explored different forms of society throughout the world in the past and in the present. The attention devoted to the political and economic aspect of public space was highly characteristic.

Because this exhibition has been often cited over the years and has assumed almost mythical proportions amongst curators it seems a good idea to reflect on this with two of the people who were directly involved. Jan van Toorn was involved in the exhibition as a designer at the time, and Tjeerd Deelstra was a researcher. Willem Jan Renders, curator of the current exhibition Who does the street belong to? talks to them. (In Dutch)


The entrance is €5. Passepartout €25. Order your tickets 
Location: auditorium Van Abbemuseum.

Series of lectures and debates

This discussion evening is part of a nine-part series of lectures and debates related to the exhibition Who Owns The Street? This exhibition 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 series of lectures and debates takes place in the museum on Thursday evenings, and is organised in cooperation with Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven.

Click here for more information about the exhibition and the series of lectures and debates.

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